Rutland

[ruht-luh nd]
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Historical Examples of rutland

  • On my return to town the Duke of Rutland renewed his solicitations.

  • This part of the property was claimed by the Earl of Rutland, and was being used by him.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • Rome itself obviously could not rule the world, any more than Rutland.

  • She read "Rutland Gate," and her voice showed how she sympathized with the man.

    Man and Maid

    Elinor Glyn

  • Rutland is won and passed, and Lincolnshire once more entered.

    Rookwood

    William Harrison Ainsworth


British Dictionary definitions for rutland

Rutland

noun
  1. an inland county of central England: the smallest of the historical English counties, it became part of Leicestershire in 1974 but was reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1997: mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Oakham. Pop: 35 700 (2003 est). Area: 394 sq km (152 sq miles)
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