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Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary.

The blue flowers on the green, the lilacs in Widow Bourn's garden.

Then there are two Hurstbourns, one above and one below this village of Bourn.

The little village of Bourn, therefore, takes its name from its situation.

Three sabbath-schools had been previously established by Mr. Bourn.

The southern brings us to Bourn, where the Bourn brook rises.

Now, it is pretty widely known that no uglier river oozes down to its bourn in the sea through unwholesome banks of low mud.

Saying which he dived under the water, and the waves soon carried the Scorpion beyond the bourn of existence.

The gap before Spallding may be filled by Bourn, that after it by Sulby baresworth.

From the Bourn we proceeded on to Wrecklesham, at the end of which we crossed what is called the river Wey.

WORD ORIGIN

also bourne, "small stream," especially of the winter torrents of the chalk downs, Old English brunna, burna "brook, stream," from Proto-Germanic *brunnoz "spring, fountain" (cf. Old High German brunno, Old Norse brunnr, Old Frisian burna, German Brunnen "fountain," Gothis brunna "well"), ultimately from PIE root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).

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