rw sears


Richard Warren, 1863–1914, U.S. mail-order retailer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

O.E. searian "dry up, to whither," from P.Gmc. *saurajan, from root of sear "dried up, withered" (see sere). Meaning "to brand, to burn by hot iron" is recorded from 1530; fig. use is from 1582.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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