Ryan Stevenson and Andy Webster were on target as Hearts won 2-0 and inflicted Hibernian's third consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat to keep their rivals bottom of the table.
Hibs struggled to cope with the attacking play of Jamie Hamill and Stevenson down the right and the pair combined to open the scoring six minutes before the break.
Webster headed Hamill's 68th-minute corner over the line despite Akpo Sodje's attempts to clear as Hearts dominated the second period.
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