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- noun Northern England A piece of
mountain pastureto which a farm animalhas become heafed; a heft.
- verb Northern England (of
farm animals, especially a flockof sheep) To become accustomed to and attached to an area of mountain pasture, seldom straying from it.
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The church was packed, the smell of polish overpowering in the heaf of July.
I shall be glad to heaf that you are happy in a married state, and blessed
The drudges of fedition wifli to change their groundy they heaf him with fullen filcnce, feel con« vi£Uon without repentance, and are confounded but norabaHied; they go forward to another door, and find a kinder reception fiom a man enraged againll the guvcrnment, bccaufe he ha; jml been paying the tax upon his windows.
Thus did I with all the calmnefs, all the compofure I could compiand argue the cafe: — The refult, my dear friend, was too clearly this; — I found Lord Oftnond - had made too deep an impreffion on, my weak heaf t to be eafily effaced •, but I fer - vently implored the afliftame of Heaven for that purpofc, determined it fhould be my fu - ture ftudy 5 and in compliance with your fenfi -
Yet ftill they grudg'd that modicum, and though A (heaf in every fingle grain was brought.
"Brothers and friends, we defire you will heaf und receive what we have now told you, and that you will open a gpod ear, and liftcn to what we are now going to fay.