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n. pl. rid·leys

[Originally a local word used by English-speaking fishermen of the Gulf of Mexico, of unknown origin.]


(Biography) Nicholas. ?1500–55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne


(ˈrɪd li)

n., pl. -leys.
1. a gray sea turtle, Lepidochelyskempi, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.
2. an olive-colored sea turtle, L. olivacea, of the Indian, Pacific, and S Atlantic oceans.
[1940–45; of undetermined orig.]


(ˈrɪd li)

Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ridley - a marine turtle
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Atlantic ridley, bastard ridley, bastard turtle, Lepidochelys kempii - grey sea turtle of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
Lepidochelys olivacea, olive ridley, Pacific ridley - olive-colored sea turtle of tropical Pacific and Indian and the southern Atlantic oceans
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I confess I sympathise," said Ridley with a melancholy sigh.
Yes, the old Master's saying of him has been pretty well realised," said Ridley.
Ah, one could tell strange stories of the old days," they heard Ridley say, as he sank into his chair again.
Everybody said that her boy was like her and her girl like Ridley.
said Ridley, extending a limp hand as he came in, as though the meeting were melancholy to both, but on the whole more so to him.
We bored you so that you left," said Ridley, speaking directly to his wife.
Pepper went on to describe the white, hairless, blind monsters lying curled on the ridges of sand at the bottom of the sea, which would explode if you brought them to the surface, their sides bursting asunder and scattering entrails to the winds when released from pressure, with considerable detail and with such show of knowledge, that Ridley was disgusted, and begged him to stop.
But the case brought memories flooding back for the Ridleys, who have been fighting for justice after a Crown Court case saw the man accused of killing Sean acquitted.
6 percent, and 893 Kemp's ridleys were released into the ocean from this year's summer hatching.
Seven different bacterial strains were isolated and identified from Kemp's ridleys and three strains from loggerheads.
In a study of 30 ridleys whose sex had been determined by others using a different method, Demas and her colleagues accurately identified the gender of 15 females and 14 males.
For millions of years, female Kemp's Ridleys have returned here to lay their eggs.