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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEATHER

I left the village in the gathering gloom and was soon out on the heather.

"I'll put them on whan I come to the heather," she concluded.

Straucht up hill throuw the heather, and I'll put my sheen on!'

In pure obedience he rose from the heather, and sat upon the stone.

Like one in a dream he followed, his head hanging, his eyes on the heather.

You were lying on your face in the heather; you said it was like kissing a loved woman.

He aye said the heather wasna dry yet wi' the Covenanters' bluid.

On the path, too, and among the heather were dark stains of clotted blood.

Even yet he could see where she had pressed down the heather as she reclined.

The heather, rich in this our Galloway as an emperor's robe, had scarce bloomed at all.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., hathir, from Old English *hæddre, Scottish or northern England dialect name for Calluna vulgaris, probably altered by heath, but real connection to that word is unlikely [Liberman, OED]. Perhaps originally Celtic. As a fem. proper name little used in U.S. before 1935, but a top-15 name for girls born there 1971-1989.

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