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Riding

[rahy-ding] /ˈraɪ dɪŋ/
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1.
Laura, 1901–91, U.S. poet, novelist, and critic.
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British Dictionary definitions for l. riding

riding1

/ˈraɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the art or practice of horsemanship
  2. (as modifier) a riding school, riding techniques

riding2

/ˈraɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
(capital when part of a name) any of the three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire: North Riding, East Riding and West Riding
2.
(in Canada) a parliamentary constituency
3.
(in New Zealand) a rural electorate for local government
Word Origin
from Old English thriding, from Old Norse thrithjungr a third. The th- was lost by assimilation to the -t or -th that preceded it, as in west thriding, etc
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Word Origin and History for l. riding
riding
one of the three districts into which Yorkshire was divided, 1295, from late O.E. *þriðing, a relic of Viking rule, from O.N. ðriðjungr "third part," from ðriði "third" (see third). The initial consonant merged with final consonant of preceding north, west, or east.
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