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(Placename) (until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria
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
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Cum•ber•land(ˈkʌm bər lənd)
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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|Noun||1.||Cumberland - 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 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
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