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Mrs. Austen, after routing the boy, had lowered her glasses.

"This was a routing station for key Nathian families," he said.

She fights to the last, invincible; gathering in the spoils and only routing her friends?

He heard the cows "routing," or bellowing, and the women screaming.

Ted and Art are routing out some provisions from the groceries and such.

Spinoza was born here, in 1632, after the routing of the Spanish forces.

It struck Van in the head, routing further possibility of sleep.

Quick was the routing of these fresh forces; not one was to escape alive!

They do most of the prep in the vans and use a lot of predictive math in their routing.

To my sister's in Jamaica, but it's no time to be routing them out at this hour.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "disorderly retreat following a defeat," from Middle French route "disorderly flight of troops," literally "a breaking off, rupture," from Vulgar Latin rupta "a dispersed group," literally "a broken group," from noun use of Latin rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)).

The archaic English noun rout "group of persons, assemblage," is the same word, from Anglo-French rute, Old French route "host, troop, crowd," from Vulgar Latin rupta "a dispersed group," here with sense of "a division, a detachment." It first came to English meaning "group of soldiers" (early 13c.), also "gang of outlaws or rioters, mob" (c.1300) before the more general sense developed 14c. Also as a legal term. Cf. rout-cake (1807), one baked for use at a reception.

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