• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Winter-bourne an intermittent spring in the chalk-districts
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. winter; Ger. winter; of uncertain origin; not conn. with wind.


In literature:

The "winter bourne" is actually the baby Kennet, that in dry summers hardly makes an appearance.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
The villages on the downs are generally on a `bourne,' or winter watercourse.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies

In news:

Mets will not pursue Upton, Bourn , other top OF this winter.
John Stavlo, a retired aerospace executive and electrical engineer, comes in as an incumbent, appointed to the school board early this past winter to fill the seat vacated by the late Dr Andrew Bourne.