Cumberland


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Cumberland

(ˈkʌmbələnd)
n
(Placename) (until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria

Cumberland

(ˈkʌmbələnd)
n
1. (Biography) Richard. 1631–1718, English theologian and moral philosopher; bishop of Peterborough (1691–1718)
2. (Biography) William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, known as Butcher Cumberland. 1721–65, English soldier, younger son of George II, noted for his defeat of Charles Edward Stuart at Culloden (1746) and his subsequent ruthless destruction of Jacobite rebels

Cum•ber•land

(ˈkʌm bər lənd)

n.
1. a former county in NW England, now part of Cumbria.
2. a city in NW Maryland, on the Potomac River. 23,230.
3. a river flowing W from SE Kentucky through N Tennessee into the Ohio River. 687 mi. (1106 km) long.
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Noun1.Cumberland - English generalCumberland - English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
2.Cumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern KentuckyCumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
Bluegrass State, Kentucky, KY - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
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Cumberland, wanted to engage the services of a thoroughly competent drawing-master, for a period of four months certain.
After starting all the petty objections that I could think of to going to Cumberland, and after hearing them answered, one after another, to my own complete discomfiture, I tried to set up a last obstacle by asking what was to become of my pupils in London while I was teaching Mr.
The rest of the evening passed merrily enough in humorous anticipations of my coming life with the two young ladies in Cumberland.
In this expedition we did not intend to follow the great road to Edinburgh, but to visit Windsor, Oxford, Matlock, and the Cumberland lakes, resolving to arrive at the completion of this tour about the end of July.
From Derby, still journeying northwards, we passed two months in Cumberland and Westmorland.
The letter is not dated; but the postmark is 'Allonby,' which I have found, on referring to the Gazetteer, to be a little sea-side place in Cumberland.
Morgan, when he was driven from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio river by General Kirby Smith.
The serjeant had informed Mr Jones that they were marching against the rebels, and expected to be commanded by the glorious Duke of Cumberland.
I was not new to violent death--I have served his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and got a wound myself at Fontenoy-- but I know my pulse went dot and carry one.
He dared not hope that Griffiths had gone away already, without Mildred, to his home in Cumberland.
But why have you called it Fernley Manor, Cumberland, instead of Wildfell Hall, -shire?
It bore more northwards, coasted the Islands of Murray, and came back to the south-west towards Cumberland Passage.