• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hernshaw Heronshaw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hernshaw A shaw or wood in which herons breed; a heronry.
    • n hernshaw A heron; a heronsew.
    • n hernshaw In heraldry, the representation of a heron, crane, or stork (all appearing alike).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hernshaw hėrn′shaw (Spens.) Same as Heronshaw.
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In literature:

The clever Elliot, who knew a hawk from a hernshaw, never floundered into that platitude.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Afternoon and Evening of Friedrich's Life--1763-1786" by Thomas Carlyle
Mr. Gaunt, you see, values Bolton and Hernshaw very highly; why, he is in despair at losing them.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Tom's mother helped him to lay out this money to advantage; and, one day, he called at Hernshaw, pack and all, to bid farewell.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
He had only to go to Hernshaw Castle.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
No one went to bed any more that night in Hernshaw Castle.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Look at that drawing of Hernshaw Castle and Hernshaw Mere.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Meantime, a courier was despatched to Hernshaw Castle, to prepare for Mrs. Gaunt's reception.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a hernshaw.
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
I could tell a hawk from a hernshaw; and, speaking of hawks, where was that cursed owl?
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard

In news:

Gregory Allen Hudson Jr, 33, and Victoria Ann Gibson, 24, both of Hernshaw.