May thorn

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the hawthorn.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Let's make it an early night.' Gwyn breathed in the heady scent of may thorn. It was shaping up to be a fine evening, his laburnum dripping golden chains on the lawn.
Dolly Lloyd, of Vauxhall, who sent the photograph, says the fountain incorporates a statue of Hannah May Thorn, sister of William Rathbone, and herself acclaimed for the work she did nursing and training nurses in some of Liverpool's most deprived areas.