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Rostov

[ruh-stawf, -stof; Russian ruh-stawf] /rəˈstɔf, -ˈstɒf; Russian rʌˈstɔf/
noun
1.
a seaport in the Russian Federation in Europe, on the Don River, near the Sea of Azov.
Also called Rostov-on-Don
[ruh-stawf-on-don, -dawn, -awn-, -stof-] /rəˈstɔf ɒnˈdɒn, -ˈdɔn, -ɔn-, -ˈstɒf-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Rostov shouted, when the sleigh was only three houses from his door.

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  • There were many pretty girls and the Rostov girls were among the prettiest.

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  • "I called once or twice at your house," said Rostov, reddening.

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  • Rostov recalled at that moment a strange conversation he had once had with Dolokhov.

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  • Rostov staked five rubles on a card and lost, staked again, and again lost.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rostov

Rostov

/ˈrɒstɒv/
noun
1.
a port in S Russia, on the River Don 48 km (30 miles) from the Sea of Azov: industrial centre. Pop: 1 081 000 (2005 est)
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