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Watson the word 'ruck':lancs/chshire/staffs? (37) RE: the word 'ruck':lancs/chshire/staffs? 05 Sep 03


I used One Look Dictionaries to look up ruck. It listed 26 entries from various on-line dictionaries.
Top of the list was the Encarta entry. The first definition given there is:
1. large number: a large number of people or things
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This seems a bit strange, given that we seem to be coming to the conclusion that it's a relatively rare usage of the word.


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