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  • n. a running waterway that links a ditch or stream to a river.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The best quality of Russian hemp.


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  • Meanwhile a trio of teal - our smallest duck - are flying around in a vain search for an ice-free rhyne (the Somerset name for the dykes that criss-cross this frosty landscape).

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  • "Early the next morning, I rose at dawn to walk over the hill to Glastonbury. I'd tried once before, one January years earlier, but fell in a rhyne down on the Levels and lost heart."

    Rising Ground by Philip Marsden, p 103 of the University of Chicago Press hardcover

    September 26, 2016

  • hoar frost - from the Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia page 409 c.1824

    September 24, 2015