from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A moorland plateau of southwest England. It is a popular tourist area with notable prehistoric ruins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A national park in Devon and Somerset, southern England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a breed of horned sheep of Devonshire, England, having white legs and face and black nostrils. They are esp. valuable for mutton.
  • n. A breed of ponies native to the Exmoor district.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. horned sheep of Devon; valued for mutton
  • n. stocky breed of pony with a fawn-colored nose


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  • Exmoor is wet like a bath sponge; no use ditching it for drainage.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • The point of the anecdote is contradicted by what I saw in Exmoor, and exactly opposite to what has happened legislatively, but it still makes good telling.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • Mr. Fothergill lives with his wife and two sons in Bristol, a short car trip from a national park called Exmoor, where they spend holidays in a thatched cottage built in the 11th century.

    A Wildlife Filmmaker Goes After Bigger Prey

  • Devon hotelier forced to take down head of the Exmoor Emperor A hotel owner who placed the head of a stag known as the Exmoor Emperor on display has been forced to take it down amid fears she could be targeted by animal rights protesters. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 'Exmoor Emperor's head' removed over fears of attack by animal rights protestors A hotel owner who displayed what could be the head of a deer called the Exmoor Emperor was forced to remove it over fears she could be targeted by animal rights protestors. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Her latest book is called the Exmoor Files, in which she describes how she turned her back on London society to patronise the shit out of the good people of Exmoor.

    Eejit Jones' Diary

  • Not least is Stanley Johnson from Minehead, Somerset, who hopes that any Department for Transport consultation "takes fully into account the views of those who live in isolated rural communities such as Exmoor," and asks "What on earth has this got to do with Europe?"

    A question of attitude

  • She also points out the sheer cravenness of Jones’s article: "Actually the really sad part of this seemingly spontaneous spew against mothers and motherhood, is that it's all in aid of flogging Jones's new book - 'Sad, single and now living in a field' aka The Exmoor Files: How I Lost A Husband And Found Rural Bliss."

    Alpha Mummy - Times Online - WBLG

  • Many farmers have gone out of business as making a living from livestock becomes harder, also meaning that the paths, walls and buildings they maintain in areas such as Exmoor and the Lake District risk falling into disrepair. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • At the bar there is good-natured banter about the previous night's goings-on, as beers such as Exmoor Stag (dark amber and choc-a-bloc with rich malty notes) or the flowery Otter Amber are ordered as if there was no tomorrow (there were 24 ales to choose from in total). news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph


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