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a city in N England, in North Yorkshire: cathedral (12th–16th centuries). Pop: 16 468 (2001)
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  • Lady Ripley and her daughter returned from ripon, and thus diversified many gloomy thoughts and fears, by their presence.

    Miles Tremenhere, Vol 1 of 2 Annette Marie Maillard
  • Were you going to ripon and will you be back before one-thirty?

  • "I think he is going to turn out a brick," ripon, the head of the first class, said.

    Through the Fray G. A. Henty
  • "Which was not often, my dear," Captain ripon--her husband--said.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • He got up from the scales, and Banks, the rider of ripon, dropped his saddle and caught him as he fell forward in a faint.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • "There, go out," Captain ripon said, opening the front door of the hall.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • He held also a canoncy of Windsor Until 1884, when he was consecrated bishop of ripon.

  • Colonel ripon had accompanied the force, as the Wali's adviser.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • Maggie could see nothing from her perch but the sea, and the opposite cliff upon which ripon House stood.

    The King's Men Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright

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