heth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heth the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: General Henry Heth (1825-1888) leading a confederate division in the Battle of Gettysburg, was hit in the head by a Union bullet, but his life was saved because he was wearing a hat two sizes too large, with newspaper folded inside the sweatband. The paper deflected the bullet, and the general, unconscious for 30 hours, recovered and lived another 25 years.
    • n heth The eighth letter () of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding in sound to the Scotch ch in loch. Its numerical value is 8.
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Usage

In literature:

That uncle of yours, Mary, heth he's as canny a keoghboy as I've seen.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
That night Heth's division moved farther to the right.
"Reminiscences of a Rebel" by Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Heth you saved me a poun' anyway.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
Jones, Heth, Anderson, Pettigrew, Jenkins, Hampton, and Hood are reported wounded.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Eversley was a democratic parish of "heth croppers," and there were few gentry within its borders.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
Daughter of Heth, A. William Black.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
On the Confederate side were Generals Longstreet, Gordon, Heth, Wilcox, and others.
"Lee's Last Campaign" by John C. Gorman
Your Bible tells you what sorrow comes from marrying daughters of Heth and their like.
"Prisoners of Conscience" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Daughter of Heth (A).
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Heth.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In poetry:

I was not he—the man
Who used to pilgrim to your gate,
At whose smart step you grew elate,
And rosed, as maidens can,
For a brief span.
"I Was Not He" by Thomas Hardy
Along the king’s highway he sped on what he calls "his top";
Upon his top: How are you! Heth, he found he couldn’t stop;
His tank was full of "juice", it seems, and in his misery
He worked it out the wicked thing would wheel him to the sea.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien

In news:

Heth , 88, of Elburn, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Bethany Healthcare Center, DeKalb.
His ACE mentor, Heth Kendrick, nominated him for the award.
Heth and other investors buy stake in Russian theater chain.
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