[eks-moo r, -mawr, -mohr]
- a moorland in SW England, in Somersetshire and Devonshire: the scene of Blackmore's novel, Lorna Doone.
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Examples from the Web for exmoor
Yes, that was the mighty man of Exmoor, to whom thou owest more than life.Slain By The Doones
R. D. Blackmore
Exmoor, it seems, was white as ashes, but his eyes still blazed.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
Half a century ago, an Exmoor boy had hanged himself on this tree.
There were dances at Exmoor and dances at Wellington and the senior reception to the juniors.
Now, one day on Exmoor he found a lady who also was devoted to beetles.The King of Diamonds
- a high moorland in SW England, in W Somerset and N Devon: chiefly grazing ground for Exmoor ponies, sheep, and red deer
- a small stocky breed of pony with a fawn-coloured nose, originally from Exmoor
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