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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIDGE

Aylward, Johnston, let your men form a harrow on either side of the ridge.

We have plenty of room here, and you will have one comfortable night on the Ridge, at any rate.

I passed you in my buggy when you were coming in with your tent that day on the Ridge.

To advance further, it was necessary to dislodge the enemy from the ridge.

Besides, they can rake us with bullets from ambush, while we're climbing up the ridge.

Along its back, was a ridge of horns, like spines, and higher than an alligator's.

The site of the school house was near Kingsbury's, on the ridge road.

From my perch I could see the sullen heavy walls of a ridge.

At a certain spot on the ridge of the Horn, Francis stopped.

It had become a matter of seconds before the man would clear the ridge.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hrycg "back of a man or beast," probably reinforced by Old Norse hryggr "back, ridge," from Proto-Germanic *khrugjaz (cf. Old Frisian hregg, Old Saxon hruggi, Dutch rug, Old High German hrukki, German Rücken "the back"), of uncertain origin. Also in Old English, "the top or crest of anything," especially when long and narrow. The connecting notion is of the "ridge" of the backbone. Spelling with -dg- is from late 15c. Ridge-runner "Southern Appalachian person" first recorded 1917.

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