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 Heat.Heaven. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Heathen.
 
A dweller on a heath or common. Christian doctrines would not reach these remote people till long after they had been accepted in towns, and even villages. (Anglo-Saxon, hœthen, hœth. (See PAGAN.)   1
 


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