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 for Bourne
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bourn \Bourn\, Bourne \Bourne\, n. [F. borne. See Bound a
     limit.]
     A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.
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           Where the land slopes to its watery bourn. --Cowper.
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           The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
           No traveler returns.                     --Shak.
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           Sole bourn, sole wish, sole object of my song.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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           To make the doctrine . . . their intellectual bourne.
                                                    --Tyndall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bourn \Bourn\, Bourne \Bourne\, n. [OE. burne, borne, AS. burna;
     akin to OS. brunno spring, G. born, brunnen, OHG. prunno,
     Goth. brunna, Icel. brunnr, and perh. to Gr. ?. The root is
     prob. that of burn, v., because the source of a stream seems
     to issue forth bubbling and boiling from the earth. Cf.
     Torrent, and see Burn, v.]
     A stream or rivulet; a burn.
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           My little boat can safely pass this perilous bourn.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bourne
      n 1: an archaic term for a boundary [syn: bourn, bourne]
      2: an archaic term for a goal or destination [syn: bourn,
         bourne]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bourne, MA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts
     Population (2000):    1443
     Housing Units (2000): 946
     Land area (2000):     1.718894 sq. miles (4.451914 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.243635 sq. miles (3.221000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.962529 sq. miles (7.672914 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            07140
     Located within:       Massachusetts (MA), FIPS 25
     Location:             41.735027 N, 70.612800 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bourne, MA
      Bourne
  

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