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 (därt′mo͝or′, -môr′)
An upland region of southwest England noted for its bare granite tors. There are remains of numerous Bronze Age settlements.


1. (Placename) a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
3. (Breeds) a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
4. (Animals) a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor


(ˈdɑrt mʊər, -mɔr, -moʊr)

a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. ab. 20 mi. (30 km) long.
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And by the way, Harry, talking about silly marriages, what is this humbug your father tells me about Dartmoor wanting to marry an American?
We are talking about poor Dartmoor, Lord Henry," cried the duchess, nodding pleasantly to him across the table.
The fact is that I could not believe is possible that the most remarkable horse in England could long remain concealed, especially in so sparsely inhabited a place as the north of Dartmoor.
The country round is very lonely, but about half a mile to the north there is a small cluster of villas which have been built by a Tavistock contractor for the use of invalids and others who may wish to enjoy the pure Dartmoor air.
The importance of the point struck me so forcibly that I sent a special wire to Dartmoor yesterday to clear the matter up.
But from that morning he has disappeared, and although a large reward has been offered, and all the gypsies of Dartmoor are on the alert, no news has come of him.
On being arrested he volunteered that statement that he had come down to Dartmoor in the hope of getting some information about the King's Pyland horses, and also about Desborough, the second favorite, which was in charge of Silas Brown at the Mapleton stables.
It was evening before we reached the little town of Tavistock, which lies, like the boss of a shield, in the middle of the huge circle of Dartmoor.
You needn't waste any pity on HIM, old chap; he escaped from Dartmoor yesterday afternoon.
But technique isn't everything; to get out of Dartmoor and into the Albany in the same twenty-four hours is a whole that justifies its parts.
Crawshay--no less--him that broke Dartmoor yesterday.
But it does seem a queer thing," he added, with a bitter smile, "that I who have a fair claim to nigh upon half a million of money should spend the first half of my life building a breakwater in the Andamans, and am like to spend the other half digging drains at Dartmoor.