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Romney1

[rom-nee, ruhm-]
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noun
  1. one of an English breed of hardy sheep, having coarse, long wool.

Origin of Romney1

named after a district in southwestern England
Also called Romney Marsh.

Romney2

[rom-nee, ruhm-]
noun
  1. George,1734–1802, English painter.
  2. George,1907–1995, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Michigan 1963–69.
  3. former name of New Romney.
  4. a male given name.
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  • In the room in which they dined there was a picture of the captain, painted by Romney.

  • The enemy had been gone from Bath; the enemy had been inaccessible at Hancock; now the enemy was not at Romney.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • They've left their stores in Romney, but they've gone, every devil of them!

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • When you get to that church you're just three miles from Romney.

    The Long Roll

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  • Doubtless everything can be explained, and your delay in reaching Romney will be slight.

    The Long Roll

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British Dictionary definitions for romney

Romney

noun
  1. George . 1734–1802, English painter, who painted more than 50 portraits of Lady Hamilton in various historical roles
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