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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sturt (Mining) A bargain in tribute mining by which the tributor profits.
    • Sturt Disturbance; annoyance; care. "Sturt and care."
    • v. t Sturt To vex; to annoy; to startle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sturt To vex; trouble.
    • sturt To start from fright; be afraid.
    • n sturt Trouble; disturbance; vexation; wrath; heat of temper.
    • n sturt In Eng. mining, an extraordinary profit made by a tributer by taking at a high tribute a “pitch” which happens to cut an unexpectedly large body of ore, so that his profit is correspondingly great.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sturt sturt strife, wrath, vexation
    • v.t., v.i Sturt to vex, annoy: start with fear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Start (v. i.)


In literature:

Barrington's, Mitchell's, and Sturt's handsome volumes, all with fine plates, are still to be had for shillings.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
It was a poor thing, being engraved in London by John Sturt.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
First, Sturt Street: a fine, broad street, at least three chains wide.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
But if John Sturt Mill and John Brighte choose so to write themselves, they may.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Plates by John Sturt.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
Even the wounds received by her on the day Lieutenant Sturt was killed were not aggravated by the accident.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 1" by Various
He came up and crouched down with Ennis beside Sturt, the helmsman.
"The Door into Infinity" by Edmond Hamilton
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
Mrs. Sturt was all very well, but Mrs. Prime had greater work on hand than gossiping with Mrs. Sturt.
"Rachel Ray" by Anthony Trollope
Portrait of Gulliver by Sturt and Sheppard, with inscription around the oval and two lines of Latin beneath; also six maps.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
Joe Sturt from t' "Ploo" told me you bed com'.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
While they were talking, Mr. Sturt, the vicar, came in, and Owen gladly took the opportunity of escaping upstairs for a while.
"Owen's Fortune" by Mrs. F. West
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
And thus it was that the Reverend Henry Sturt first addressed his parishioners.
"A Child of the Jago" by Arthur Morrison
Sturt's account of his detention at Depot Glen is enough to frighten anybody, and cannot be read to this day without emotion.
"Australian Pictures" by Howard Willoughby
She was just as proud when you said a good word for Ben Sturt.
"Mariquita" by John Ayscough
In the all-important question of a leader, he was singularly fortunate in selecting Captain Sturt.
"The Australian Explorers" by George Grimm
She amused George very much, and Mr. Sturt was an old friend of ours.
"Miss Eden's Letters" by Emily Eden

In poetry:

I've liv'd a life of sturt and strife;
I die by treacherie:
It burns my heart I must depart,
And not avenged be.
Sae rantingly, &c.
"M'Pherson's Rant" by Robert Burns

In news:

Stop for a picnic at Sturt Reserve at Murray Bridge or a pub meal in Tailem Bend or Swan Reach.