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desart (plural desarts)
- obsolete spelling of
1591, Edmund Spenser, The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5:
- So thou both here and there immortall art, And everie where through excellent desart.
1786, Boswell, Life Of Johnson, Volume 5:
- Probably he had been thinking of the whole of the simile in Cato, of which that is the concluding line; the sandy desart had struck him so strongly.
1871, James Fenimore Cooper, Wyandotte:
- We are like people on a desart island, out here in the wilderness--and if ships won't arrive to tell us how matters come on, we must send one out to l'arn it for us.