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Ross (Celtic)

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A headland; as Roslin, Culross, Rossberg, Montrose, Roxburg, Ardrossan, etc.

Ross, from the Welsh rhos (“a moor”); found in Welsh and Cornish names, as Rossal, Rusholme, etc.

The Man of Ross. A name given to John Kyrle, a native of Whitehouse, in Gloucestershire. He resided the greater part of his life in the village of Ross, Herefordshire, and died 1724.

“Who taught that heaven-directed spire to rise?

‘The Man of Ross,ʹ each lisping babe replies.”


Pope: Moral Essays.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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