American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A heron.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A heron; esp., the common European heron.
- Dialectal variant of en. (Wiktionary)
- Variant of heron. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And I do hold that they almost vertical sides o 'hern'll make mun ever so much finer a sea boat.”
“Hern-herna-hern. moar general lee goonz sed hern 4”
“March 16, 2008 at 11:23 am hmmmm. becaem a hern in Bamalama.”
“It begins, “I come from haunts of coot and hern,/I make a sudden sally,/And sparkle out among the fern,/To bicker down a valley.””
“He also gives a reference to an article in the December 1937 edition of Sout hern Folklore Quarterly: Chapman”
“Addressing a media conference in Cape Town, he said early results showed his party had obtained 75 percent of the proportio its 18 wards, and had taken the hern sub-structure by 500 votes.”
“I done it like hern," she began, and stopped suddenly to look up at him.”
“During the rest of that night he slept only intermittently, and his rest was troubled by dreams as distressing as hers must have been to hern the pre-dawn darkness he shook Royan gently.”
“I had corn in mine, I had greens in mine, I had beans in mine, whatever she had, whatever she had in hern I had in mine.”
“What's ourn is hern in the long run, an 'she may as well have some of it now when she wants it, an' it'll do her some good.”
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