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Rambouillet

[ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye] /ˈræm bʊˌleɪ; French rɑ̃ buˈyɛ/
noun
1.
one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, yielding good mutton and a fine grade of wool.
Origin of Rambouillet
1905-1910
1905-10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, source of the breed
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  • It was notably during the presidency of Felix Faure that Rambouillet again took on its animation of former times.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • A man who gets invitations to shoot with the President at Rambouillet!

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • It was at Rambouillet that Charles X passed those solemn last days before the abdication.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • The poor fellow has lamed his horse, which fell near Rambouillet.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • People deserted him in droves and in Rambouillet, it was Thaci who headed the Kosovar delegation, not his elder rival.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • A man on horseback was watching for the carriage a little beyond Rambouillet.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • After that I found a house well within my means at Poigny, about an hour, by diligence, from Rambouillet.

    A Hilltop on the Marne Mildred Aldrich
  • Do come, do come; show your friends this favor; we shall all be in despair if you go to Rambouillet!

    Queen Hortense L. Mhlbach
  • In the spring the equipage goes to Rosny, near Mantes, and perhaps during the same season occasionally to Rambouillet.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rambouillet

Rambouillet1

/French rɑ̃bujɛ/
noun
1.
a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 24 758 (1999)

Rambouillet2

/ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ; ˈræmbʊˌleɪ; French rɑ̃bujɛ/
noun
1.
a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
Word Origin
C19: from Rambouillet1
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