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

  • Ridley, Nicholas 1500?-1555. English prelate who was executed for refusing to renounce his Protestantism after the accession of the Roman Catholic Mary I.

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, or rarely a female one, transferred from the surname.

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  • n. a marine turtle


Place names in England, Old English hrēad ("reeds") or rydde ("cleared land") + lēah ("wood, clearing"). (Wiktionary)



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