[dahrt-moo r, -mawr, -mohr]
- a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. About 20 miles (30 km) long.
- a prison on this plateau.
- one of an English breed of sheep having coarse, long wool.
- one of an English breed of pony originating in Devon, noted for sure-footedness and longevity.
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In 1941, he was placed in Dartmoor prison, where he took information from German inmates and fed it back to his bosses.Second ‘Underwear Bomber,’ Kim Philby, and Other Notorious Double Agents
The Daily Beast
May 10, 2012
Damn little consolation to us when we're working it out in Dartmoor.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He was one of a gang of twenty who were traveling from Millbank to Dartmoor.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
The courses of the Dartmoor rivers are short, but with rapid changes.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Peace be to him for a lover of Dartmoor and true gentleman of Devon!The Adventures of Harry Revel
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The gates of Portland or Dartmoor were already yawning to receive him!The Tinted Venus
- a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
- a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
- a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
- a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor
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