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ridley

[rid-lee] /ˈrɪd li/
noun, plural ridleys.
1.
Also called Atlantic ridley, bastard ridley, bastard turtle. a gray sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, about 24 inches (61 cm) long, previously thought to be a hybrid of the loggerhead and green turtles: an endangered species.
2.
Also called olive ridley, Pacific ridley. an olive-colored sea turtle, L. olivacea, similar to L. kempii, inhabiting tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific, and South Atlantic oceans: threatened or endangered throughout its range.
Origin of ridley
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; of undetermined orig.

Ridley

[rid-lee] /ˈrɪd li/
noun
1.
Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
2.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
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  • It was here that the martyrs Cranmer, Latimer, and ridley were burned.

  • Dr. ridley was dismissed from the see of London, and Bonne introduced.

  • Though he did not happen to know it, young ridley was a favorite of the cattle king.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Young ridley went straight to the corral where he had put up his horse.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Young ridley was lying on a pile of hay when his employer entered.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
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Ridley

/ˈrɪdlɪ/
noun
1.
Nicholas. ?1500–55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne
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