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

  • A borough of southern England on an inlet of the English Channel southwest of Southampton. It is a popular resort and fine-arts center. Population: 167,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in Dorset, England


From Bourne ("name of a local stream") + mouth (Wiktionary)



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