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n. Chiefly British
See robin.

[Middle English ruddok, from Old English rudduc; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) Brit a dialect name for the robin1
[Old English rudduc; related to rudu redness; see rudd]
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Ruddock, who lives in Brentwood, Essex, did not attend the mediation hearing.
PHILIP RUDDOCK: It depends on what you mean by 'desperation', Kerry.
"There were a few good players that day because playing for east Wales was the two Vunipola brothers and Taulupe Faletau," recalls Rhys' father, former Wales coach Mike Ruddock.
On top of its list of priorities should be sounding out the Welsh public's favourite Mike Ruddock about becoming overseer of his region.
Ian Ruddock, 34, admitted that he shook five-week-old Olivia at his family's home in Clarkston, Glasgow - but said he did it in an attempt to revive her.
MIKE RUDDOCK will return to Ireland to lick his wounds now that Worcester Warriors have lost their battle to stay in the Guinness Premiership.
Mike Ruddock will meet with Cllve Griffiths today to discuss the outcome of the performance review that will see the head coach part company with Worcester Warriors.
MIKE RUDDOCK has ruled out a return to Welsh rugby with the Ospreys - despite being the fans' favourite to take over from Lyn Jones as coach at the Liberty Stadium.
MIKE Ruddock insists the sparks will fly at Sixways this season as he attempts to transform Worcester from Guinness Premiership battlers to Heineken Cup qualifiers.
James Ruddock was supposed to be on patrol when he had sex with the woman in her home, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
FORMER Wales coach Mike Ruddock is ready to take his battle with the Welsh Rugby Union to the High Court.
WELSH rugby chiefs have attempted to close ranks over the Mike Ruddock affair - but they look likely to fail.