- the rough exterior of bark.
- to remove the rough exterior of bark from (a log or the like).
Origin of ross
First recorded in 1570–80; origin uncertain
- Betsy Gris·com [gris-kuh m] /ˈgrɪs kəm/, 1752–1836, maker of the first U.S. flag.
- Harold Wallace,1892–1951, U.S. publisher and editor.
- Sir James Clark,1800–62, English navigator: explorer of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
- his uncleSir John,1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and arctic explorer.
- JohnCoowescooweorKooweskoowe, 1790–1866, Cherokee leader.
- Nellie Tay·loe [tey-loh] /ˈteɪ loʊ/, 1876–1977, U.S. politician and governor of Wyoming: first woman U.S. governor 1925–27.
- Sir Ronald,1857–1932, English physician: Nobel prize 1902.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for ross
“We had thought that Ross was going to have to live on Social Security and that was that,” Stuart said.
Ross has cerebral palsy, and the Pathways to Careers initiative of SourceAmerica helped him get his position.
Before Pathways, Ross had significant trouble finding a job.
Worse, all of this mugging business reminds Ross of when he was mugged as a child.
Rachel starts dating a guy named Russ, and would you believe that he bears a striking resemblance to Ross?
Why, I just happened to recollect a fact related by Captain Ross in his voyages.The Field of Ice
Peter learned a good deal about the Ross family in those talks with Jan.
She declared Miss Ross to be middle-aged, to look younger than she was.
Miss Ross, he feared, was not nearly so sensible as he had thought.
In 1797 lines 5-10 were restored to the Man of Ross and omitted from the Monody.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Diana . born 1944, US singer: lead vocalist (1961–69) with Motown group the Supremes, whose hits include "Baby Love" (1964). Her subsequent recordings include Lady Sings the Blues (film soundtrack, 1972), and Chain Reaction (1986)
- Sir James Clark . 1800–62, British naval officer; explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic. He located the north magnetic pole (1831) and discovered the Ross Sea during an Antarctic voyage (1839–43)
- his uncle, Sir John . 1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and Arctic explorer
- Sir Ronald . 1857–1932, English bacteriologist, who discovered the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1902
Ross(rôs)Sir Ronald 1857-1932
- British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for proving that malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of the mosquito.
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