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Romney

[rom-nee, ruhm-] /ˈrɒm ni, ˈrʌm-/
noun
1.
George, 1734–1802, English painter.
2.
George, 1907–1995, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Michigan 1963–69.
3.
former name of New Romney.
4.
a male given name.

Romney

[rom-nee, ruhm-] /ˈrɒm ni, ˈrʌm-/
noun
1.
one of an English breed of hardy sheep, having coarse, long wool.
Also called Romney Marsh.
Origin of Romney
named after a district in southwestern England
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  • Look at Romney Marshes, where so many thousands of sheep are now fed.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • In the room in which they dined there was a picture of the captain, painted by Romney.

  • Upon his death three biographies of Romney were given to the world.

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • Doubtless everything can be explained, and your delay in reaching Romney will be slight.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The picture breathed a distinction, a dignity beyond the reach of Romney's ordinary mood.

    Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for Romney

Romney

/ˈrɒmnɪ; ˈrʌm-/
noun
1.
George. 1734–1802, English painter, who painted more than 50 portraits of Lady Hamilton in various historical roles
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