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Runnymede

[ruhn-i-meed] /ˈrʌn ɪˌmid/
noun
1.
a meadow on the S bank of the Thames, W of London, England: reputed site of the granting of the Magna Charta by King John, 1215.
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  • Inspector Howlett and Sergeant Runnymede had also to repeat their evidence.

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
  • That is one reason why I was living alone with my father in the cottage at Runnymede.

    News from Nowhere William Morris
  • But in the meantime hunting had been discontinued in the Runnymede country.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope
  • All he wanted was to see the Runnymede hunt properly kept up.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope
  • The first question had reference to the Mastership of the Runnymede hounds.

    The Duke's Children

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  • But for a Runnymede thus to decline would be worse than extinction.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • He had once published a book himself, with the Runnymede arms on the cover.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • He ought to have ear-marked his contribution for the Runnymede aisle.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • Why, it goes back to Runnymede, when this principle was settled forever—No taxation without representation.

    Bilingualism N. A. Belcourt
  • How differently would you have written of Runnymede and the valiant men who rebelled when oppressed.

    Imaginations and Reveries (A.E.) George William Russell
British Dictionary definitions for Runnymede

Runnymede

/ˈrʌnɪˌmiːd/
noun
1.
a meadow on the S bank of the Thames near Windsor, where King John met his rebellious barons in 1215 and acceded to Magna Carta
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Word Origin and History for Runnymede

place in Surrey where the Magna Charta was signed, Middle English Ronimede, literally "meadow on the council island," from Old English runieg "council island," from run in sense of "council" (see rune).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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