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rood land

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  • Rood Ashton House — was a country house in the village of West Ashton in the English county of Wiltshire. It was once the home of the 1st Viscount Long, and during his residence it was visited by various members of the British Royal Family, including the Prince of… …   Wikipedia

  • rood — [ro͞od] n. [ME rode < OE rod, a cross, measure; akin to rodd: see ROD] 1. Archaic a cross as used in crucifixion; specif., the cross on which Jesus was crucified 2. any cross representing this; crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the …   English World dictionary

  • Rood of land — (spr. Ruhd of länd), englisches [349] Flächenmaß = 40 Square Perches (Quadratruthen), 4 R s = 1,584 preußische Morgen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rood — ► NOUN 1) a crucifix, especially one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel. 2) chiefly Brit. a former measure of land area equal to a quarter of an acre. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Rood — (spr. rūd), schott. Längenmaß, s. Fall, S. 297; engl. Flächenmaß (R. of land) zu 40 Quadratroods = 10,117 Ar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rood — (n.) O.E. rod pole, varying from 6 to 8 yards, also cross, especially that upon which Christ suffered, also measure of land, prop. 40 square poles or perches, from P.Gmc. *rodo (Cf. O.S. ruoda stake, pile, cross, O.Fris. rode, M.Du. roede, O.H.G …   Etymology dictionary

  • rood —    1. an old unit of distance, used in several ways. Rood (or roede) is an old Dutch word meaning a rod or pole. So the rood is in some cases another name for a rod1. But in old England and Scotland the rood was often longer than a modern rod of… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Rood (Scots) — A Scottish rood ( ruid in Lowland Scots, ròd in Scottish Gaelic) was a land measurement of Anglo Saxon origin. It was in greatest use in the South East of Scotland, and along the border, whereas in the north various other systems were used, based …   Wikipedia

  • rood — /roohd/, n. 1. a crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church, often supported on a rood beam or rood screen. 2. a cross as used in crucifixion. 3. a unit of length varying locally from 51/2 to 8 yards… …   Universalium

  • rood — /rud / (say roohd) noun 1. a crucifix, especially a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church, often supported on a rood beam or rood screen. 2. Archaic the cross on which Christ died. 3. a cross as used in… …  

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