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Examples from the Web for ruddock
They're singing Bob Marley songs, because Ruddock is from Jamaica.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
Ruddock, and Relf Chapman, to which society he once belonged, and left in the year 1702.Curious Church Customs
Ruddock was, moreover, an altruist; he always worked for the good of his fellow-men.
Ruddock, Johnstone and the other old stagers were all of the same opinion.
Yet there was no laughing crowd, and I haven't heard one of Ruddock's jokes bruited about.
Whereat Pendell almost roars with laughter, and nods at me knowingly, as if asking if Ruddock isn't a character.
- British a dialect name for the robin (def. 1)
Old English rudduc; related to rudu redness; see rudd
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Word Origin and History for ruddock
"robin," late Old English rudduc, from rudu "red color," related to read (see red (adj.1)) + diminutive suffix.
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