from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A borough of west-central England west-northwest of Birmingham. It had thriving iron, coal, and limestone industries until the 1870s.
  • Thomas,English-born American colonial administrator who served as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650) and as one of Harvard College's first overseers. His son Joseph (1647–1720) was also governor of Massachusetts (1702–1715).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An engine for hauling logs which propels itself and drags its load by revolving a large spool around which are several turns of a cable, fixed at each end of the track.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A town in the West Midlands.
  • proper noun A habitational surname, notably of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester at the time of Elizabeth I.
  • proper noun A male given name, transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.


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Old English "wood or clearing of Dudda ( a personal name of unknown meaning)".


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