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[ruht-luh nd] /ˈrʌt lənd/
a city in W Vermont. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On my return to town the Duke of Rutland renewed his solicitations.

  • This part of the property was claimed by the Earl of Rutland, and was being used by him.

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    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Rome itself obviously could not rule the world, any more than Rutland.

    A Short History of England

    G. K. Chesterton
  • She read "Rutland Gate," and her voice showed how she sympathized with the man.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Rutland is won and passed, and Lincolnshire once more entered.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Rutland is so patently irritated, that Margaret lingers in the doorway to enjoy.

    Theft Jack London
  • Appealing to the other men, ignoring Rutland and not considering Dobleman at all.

    Theft Jack London
  • Rutland and Dowsett come forward to table for their tea, where they remain.

    Theft Jack London
  • The earls of Huntingdon, Derby, and Rutland imitated his example.

  • Countess of Rutland on September 1, 1612, to pills of his composition.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for Rutland


an inland county of central England: the smallest of the historical English counties, it became part of Leicestershire in 1974 but was reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1997: mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Oakham. Pop: 35 700 (2003 est). Area: 394 sq km (152 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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