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heer

[heer] /hɪər/
noun
1.
an old unit of measure for linen and woolen yarn, equivalent to about 600 yards (550 meters).
Origin of heer
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) her(e), apparently to be identified with hair(e) hair
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  • heer and Goldenberg suggested that Carboniferous cockroaches fed on the plants with which they have been found as fossils.

  • "The heer Meyer thinks a great deal about other people," said Benita.

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
  • Again the door opened and Greta announced the heer van Goorl.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • "Naw; but us have heer'd un roar," replied one who was sure to say something.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • "Fetch dat crowbar in heer und tell where yer git him," said the coroner.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • In this formation Professor heer enumerates twenty-one beds.

  • When the heer Governor Stuyvesant said a thing, he meant it, and it was useless for any one to hope for a change.

  • heer God, bring him back to his senses, and make him well and strong again.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • The heer Pereira seemed extremely doubtful; so doubtful, indeed, that the Boers began to laugh at him.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • "Never seed him, but heer'd him doe, sometimes," replied Bill.

    Fire Cloud Samuel Fletcher

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