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Sedgemoor

[sej-moo r] /ˈsɛdʒˌmʊər/
noun
1.
a plain in SW England, in central Somerset: final defeat of Monmouth 1685.
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  • We have elsewhere described the old ash tree near Crowther's Farm beneath which the unfortunate fugitive from Sedgemoor was found.

  • These were wounded either in the Sedgemoor fight or in their attempt to escape.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • One has the mark of a bullet in his cheek, caught in the battle of Sedgemoor.

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • Why, after the news of Sedgemoor fight I looked for nothing else.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • I do but know that there in the great Sedgemoor morass are buried the bones of the traitor and the spy.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In the fields between the church and Chedzoy were buried the slain of Sedgemoor.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The "Note" on the battle-field of Sedgemoor, induces a "Query" concerning another equally celebrated locality.

  • From its summit, in 1685, the approach of the royal troops towards Sedgemoor was discovered through a telescope.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • From the hill behind the village (marked by a windmill) an excellent view of the full extent of Sedgemoor may be obtained.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The king's army lay on Sedgemoor, and Monmouth, in the early morning of July 6, attempted to fall on the enemy unawares.

British Dictionary definitions for Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor

/ˈsɛdʒˌmʊə/
noun
1.
a low-lying plain in SW England, in central Somerset: scene of the defeat (1685) of the Duke of Monmouth
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