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wharf / (h)wôrf/ • n. (pl. wharves / (h)wôrvz/ or wharfs) a level quayside area to which a ship may be moored to load and unload.

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wharf structure built along the water's edge. Late OE. hwearf, w(e)arf (earlier in poet. comp. merehwearf seashore), corr. to MLG. warf, werf mole, dam, wharf; f. Gmc. *χwerb-, *χwarb- repr. also by a series of vbs. having the meanings turn, change, wander, go.

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wharfcorf, dwarf, morph, orfe, Orff, swarf, wharf, Whorf •Ludendorff • Düsseldorf • biomorph •pseudomorph

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