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Drôme

[drohm] /droʊm/
noun
1.
a department in SE France. 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km).
Capital: Valence.

-drome

1.
a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
Origin of -drome
combining form of Greek drómos dromos
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  • Lester flopped heavily, and skidded across the bottom of the 'drome.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • This was where he would perhaps have been wise to have thrown up and returned to his 'drome.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • This was the first time his conscience bothered him about going underneath the drome.

    Zero Hour Alexander Blade
  • You've got to drive me out to my 'drome, and I told her where that was.

  • Then the asas made another fetter, by one-half stronger, and this they called drome.

  • Washie left them to fight it out, and turned directly, and very thankfully, for his 'drome.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • Before the crashed machine was in, the first lot out began to home to the 'drome.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • The mishap was to a fighting two-seater, which landed on the Squadron's 'drome with a dud engine.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • Then the Asas made another chain twice as strong, which they called drome.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • Flattered by the words of the Asas, the wolf complied; and they chained him with drome, and fastened him to a great rock.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for drome

Drôme

/French drom/
noun
1.
a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)

-drome

combining form
1.
a course, racecourse: hippodrome
2.
a large place for a special purpose: aerodrome
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
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