winterbourne

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winterbourne

(ˈwɪntəˌbɔːn)
n
(Physical Geography) a stream flowing only after heavy rainfall, esp in winter
[Old English winterburna; see winter, burn2]
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But Winterbourne had an old attachment for the little metropolis of Calvinism; he had been put to school there as a boy, and he had afterward gone to college there--circumstances which had led to his forming a great many youthful friendships.
In front of Winterbourne he paused, looking at him with a pair of bright, penetrating little eyes.
Winterbourne wondered if he himself had been like this in his infancy, for he had been brought to Europe at about this age.
I imagine that is your fault, not hers," said Winterbourne.
It seemed to Winterbourne that he had been in a manner presented.
The young lady inspected her flounces and smoothed her ribbons again; and Winterbourne presently risked an observation upon the beauty of the view.
I should like very much to know your name," said Winterbourne.
Ask him HIS name," said his sister, indicating Winterbourne.
Winterbourne presently released the child, who departed, dragging his alpenstock along the path.
She talked to Winterbourne as if she had known him a long time.
It was a kind of a wishing cap," said Winterbourne.
She paused again for an instant; she was looking at Winterbourne with all her prettiness in her lively eyes and in her light, slightly monotonous smile.