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A historical region and former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscow, it was founded c. 1280 and existed as a separate entity until the 1500s, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. The name was then used for the expanded territory.
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1. (Placename) a Russian principality (13th to 16th centuries), of which Moscow was the capital
2. (Placename) an archaic name for Russia, Moscow
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(ˈmʌs kə vi)

1. Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on Moscow: gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars.
2. Archaic. Moscow.
3. Archaic. Russia.
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Noun1.Muscovy - a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuriesMuscovy - a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital
Russia - a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
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n (Hist) → Moskauer Staat m
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In short, he told us there was a great caravan of Muscovite and Polish merchants in the city, preparing to set out on their journey by land to Muscovy, within four or five weeks; and he was sure we would take the opportunity to go with them, and leave him behind, to go back alone.
We told him we believed it was so, and therefore we had resolved to do something for him that should let him see how sensible we were of the service he had done us, and also how agreeable he was to us: and then I told him what we had resolved to give him here, which he might lay out as we would do our own; and that as for his charges, if he would go with us we would set him safe on shore (life and casualties excepted), either in Muscovy or England, as he would choose, at our own charge, except only the carriage of his goods.
For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
Earlier this summer, a Muscovy duck was spotted swimming around the local lodge with six chicks.
Lamont Farm has issued an emotional appeal for the return of the nine birds five rock chickens, two muscovy ducks and two Indian runner ducks.
According to the appellate briefs, Oscillo's active ingredient is a compound (extracted from the heart and liver of the Muscovy duck for those foodies in our readership) that is subjected to a homeopathic dilution process.
Apart from turkeys, Kibe also keeps geese, pekin ducks, Muscovy ducks, guinea fowls and chickens.He has 32 mature turkeys and 53 poults.
Muscovy duck along the Lancaster Canal - CC via Geograph/Mat Fascione CAIRO - 3 March 2019: A subtype of the species Influenza virus A, H5N2, was detected in a duck farm that was not abiding by precautionary rules; however, all necessary measures were taken to inhibit the rate of infection.
Seeing Muscovy Anew: Politics - Institutions - Culture: Essays in Honor of Nancy Shields Kollmann
Curated by Alexei Medvedev, the "Made in Russia" programme films are: *The Hymns of Muscovy (2018) by Dimitri Venkov, *The Return of Erkin (2015) by Maria Guskova, *Aquathlon (2018) by Alexey Shabarov, *What a Pest (2018) by Svetlana Chernikova, *Hide and Seek (2018) by Anastasia Ostapenko, and *The First Thunder (2017) by Anastasia Melikhova.