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ruse

[rooz] /ruz/
noun
1.
a trick, stratagem, or artifice.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (noun use of obsolete rusen to detour) < Middle French, derivative of ruser to retreat. See rush1
Synonyms
See trick.

Ruse

[roo-sey] /ˈru seɪ/
noun
1.
a city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube.
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British Dictionary definitions for ruse

ruse

/ruːz/
noun
1.
an action intended to mislead, deceive, or trick; stratagem
Word Origin
C15: from Old French: trick, esp to evade capture, from ruser to retreat, from Latin recūsāre to refuse

Ruse

/ˈruːseɪ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Bulgaria, on the River Danube: the chief river port and one of the largest industrial centres in Bulgaria. Pop: 172 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for ruse
n.

early 15c., "dodging movements of a hunted animal;" 1620s, "a trick," from Old French ruse, reuse "diversion, switch in flight; trick, jest" (14c.), back-formed noun from reuser "to dodge, repel, retreat; deceive, cheat," from Latin recusare "deny, reject, oppose," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + causari "plead as a reason, object, allege," from causa "reason, cause" (see cause (n.)). It also has been proposed that the French word may be from Latin rursus "backwards," or a Vulgar Latin form of refusare. Johnson calls it, "A French word neither elegant nor necessary." The verb ruse was used in Middle English.

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Encyclopedia Article for ruse

Ruse

city of northern Bulgaria, on the Danube River near the mouth of the Rusenski Lom. Bulgaria's principal river port and a transportation hub for road and rail, Ruse has regular shipping services on the Danube and an airport. Upstream is the Friendship Bridge, built in 1954, carrying road and rail traffic across the river to Giurgiu, in Romania. Ruse is an industrial town, with an oil refinery, railway car and locomotive works, textile mills, and plants for food processing and the production of agricultural machinery, leather goods, ceramics, and other consumer goods. The harbour is cut in the Danube alluvial plain at the foot of low bluffs.

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