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Ramsey

[ram-zee] /ˈræm zi/
noun
1.
Arthur Michael (Baron Ramsey of Canterbury) 1904–1988, English clergyman and scholar: archbishop of Canterbury 1961–74.
2.
a town in NE New Jersey.
3.
a town in SE Minnesota.
4.
a male given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning “wooded island.”.
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  • There is a river famous for trout that rises in Sulby glen and flows into Ramsey harbour.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Robbie left her at the church door, and he's off by the Ramsey packet for England.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • She had little errands there that could not be done in Ramsey.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Csar was coming in from the preaching-room, and Pete from the new house at Ramsey.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • I believe in my heart, Philip, nobody in Ramsey went to bed the first night at all.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ramsey

Ramsey

/ˈræmzɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Alf(red) (Ernest). 1922–99, English footballer and football manager, who played for England 32 times and managed England when they won the World Cup (1966)
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