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13th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English burn, bourne — more at burn
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“Bourn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourn. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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a period of high artistic development
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