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Re: What does 'rond' mean?

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Posted by Magnus Smith on September 22, 2018 at 11:56:04 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: What does 'rond' mean? posted by Adam Quinan on September 21, 2018 at 03:21:53:

I doubt AR ever guessed at a word. It is true he did not own his Great Oxford English Dictionary at the time that Coot Club was written, but he liked local terminology and dialect.

A quick Google for "rond norfolk" reveals plenty of reliable sources. The link below is to a book that has been scanned in, mentioning "lost ronds".

You could also look at which says "Beware of the marshy borders of rivers and broads, with beds of reeds and rushes which are called ronds".

Then there are paintings that use this word - see for "Cattle on the rond"

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