bourn

Part of speech: noun

A limit; bound; goal; end.

Part of speech: noun

A burn.

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Usage examples "bourn":

  1. Now, it is pretty widely known that no uglier river oozes down to its bourn in the sea through unwholesome banks of low mud. - "John Bull on the Guadalquivir from Tales from all Countries", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Dissolved in grins, he reads no memorials upon the state of Ireland, listens to no reports, asks no questions, and is the " Bourn from whom no traveller returns." - "Political Pamphlets", George Saintsbury.
  3. There at last it lay, the bourn of my long and weary Pilgrimage, realising the plans and hopes of many and many a year. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.