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Rockingham

[rok-ing-uh m, ‐huh m]
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noun
  1. Second Marquis of, Charles Watson-Wentworth.
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Examples from the Web for rockingham

Historical Examples

  • I do not think I ever saw anything finer than this Rockingham Channel.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Rockingham Bay was passed and named, in latitude 17 degrees 59 minutes.

    Captain Cook

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • I did not blame Rockingham; he was a man of the world, so nothing manly could be expected of him.

    The Crack of Doom

    Robert Cromie

  • Then Rockingham is at rest, and your brother is on the road to it.

    The Crack of Doom

    Robert Cromie

  • Rockingham was forgotten with a suddenness and completeness that was almost ghastly.

    The Crack of Doom

    Robert Cromie


British Dictionary definitions for rockingham

Rockingham

noun
  1. Marquess of, title of Charles Watson-Wentworth . 1730–82, British statesman and leader of the Whig opposition, whose members were known as the Rockingham Whigs; prime minister (1765–66; 1782). He opposed the war with the American colonists
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