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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stem of dry heather; specifically, one of the stems of burnt heath which remain after the smaller twigs have been consumed, as in moor-burning.
  • n. That part of an instrument of the clarinet class into which the mouthpiece fits: so called from its shape.

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  • The high part of a farm where the young sheep are summered; or dry heather pasture for the lambs after they have been weaned. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 9, 2011