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Dartmoor

[dahrt-moo r, -mawr, -mohr]
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noun
  1. a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. About 20 miles (30 km) long.
  2. a prison on this plateau.
  3. one of an English breed of sheep having coarse, long wool.
  4. one of an English breed of pony originating in Devon, noted for sure-footedness and longevity.
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  • Damn little consolation to us when we're working it out in Dartmoor.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • He was one of a gang of twenty who were traveling from Millbank to Dartmoor.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • The courses of the Dartmoor rivers are short, but with rapid changes.

  • Peace be to him for a lover of Dartmoor and true gentleman of Devon!

    The Adventures of Harry Revel

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The gates of Portland or Dartmoor were already yawning to receive him!


British Dictionary definitions for dartmoor

Dartmoor

noun
  1. a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
  2. a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
  3. a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
  4. a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor
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