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Rockingham

[rok-ing-uh m, ‐huh m] /ˈrɒk ɪŋ əm, ‐həm/
noun
1.
Second Marquis of, Charles Watson-Wentworth.
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  • I do not think I ever saw anything finer than this Rockingham Channel.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Rockingham Bay was passed and named, in latitude 17 degrees 59 minutes.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • His place was taken by a Mr. Rockingham, whom I did not like.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • I did not blame Rockingham; he was a man of the world, so nothing manly could be expected of him.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Rockingham sprang up in his berth, but before he could leave it I was upon him.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Then Rockingham is at rest, and your brother is on the road to it.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Rockingham was forgotten with a suddenness and completeness that was almost ghastly.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • This is what Burke did for the Rockingham party—he kept it going.

    Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell
  • The Rockingham party was, in our view, exactly what a party should be.

  • It was to Rockingham that the Duke of Cumberland now had recourse.

British Dictionary definitions for Rockingham

Rockingham

/ˈrɒkɪŋəm/
noun
1.
Marquess of, title of Charles Watson-Wentworth. 1730–82, British statesman and leader of the Whig opposition, whose members were known as the Rockingham Whigs; prime minister (1765–66; 1782). He opposed the war with the American colonists
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