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Jan 11, 2001
This week's theme
Yours to discover

This week's words
dekko
ait
bijou
horst
dotty

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horst

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(horst)

noun: A mass of the earth's crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.

[German, from Middle High German hurst, thicket, from Old High German.]

"After reviewing the many options available, the Swedish Railway Administration decided to construct two 8.6 km railway tunnels through the horst."
Ragnar E. Lofstedt; Off Track in Sweden; Environment. May 1999.

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If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)

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