l. riding

World English Dictionary
riding1 (ˈraɪdɪŋ)
a.  the art or practice of horsemanship
 b.  (as modifier): a riding school; riding techniques

riding2 (ˈraɪdɪŋ)
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
[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 & History

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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