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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The deepest feelings or affections: a tug at the heartstrings.
  • n. One of the nerves or tendons formerly believed to brace and sustain the heart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Singular form of heartstrings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nerve or tendon, supposed to brace and sustain the heart.

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