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thurst ‎(plural thursts)

  1. (mining) The ruins of the fallen roof in a coal mine, resulting from the removal of the pillars and stalls.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Old Saxon[edit]


Western Proto-Germanic *þurstuz, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- ‎(dry). Cognates include Ancient Greek τέρσομαι ‎(térsomai), Sanskrit तृष्यति ‎(tṛṣyati) and Latin terra.


thurst m

  1. thirst