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Rügen

[roo-guh n; German ry-guh n]
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noun
  1. an island in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, off the NE coast, in the Baltic Sea. 358 sq. mi. (926 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • Next they took the Isle of Rugen from him, which shuts up the harbor.

    History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.)

    Thomas Carlyle

  • This Isle Rugen was a place apart—a haven of refuge not of their seeking.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

  • This cetacean was obtained on the coast of the island of Rugen, in the Baltic.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Subsequently he served at Rugen, and at the siege of Copenhagen.

  • I had a bad fall in Rugen, which we thought nothing of at the time.