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 for Bourne shell
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Bourne shell
  
     (sh, Shellish).  The original command-line interpreter
     shell and script language for Unix written by S.R. Bourne
     of Bell Laboratories in 1978.  sh has been superseded for
     interactive use by the Berkeley C shell, csh but still
     widely used for writing shell scripts.
  
     There were even earlier shells, see glob.  [Details?]
  
     ash is a Bourne Shell clone.
  
     ["Unix Time-Sharing System: The Unix Shell", S.R. Bourne,
     Bell Sys Tech J 57(6):1971-1990 (Jul 1978)].
  

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