(Celtic). A headland; as Roslin, Culross, Rossberg, Montrose,
Roxburg, Ardrossan, etc.
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,'
each lisping babe replies.” Pope: Moral Essays.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Ross from Fact Monster:
- George Ross - Ross, George Ross, George, 1730–79, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of ...
- Diana Ross - Diana Ross singer, actress Born: 3/26/1944 Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan A singer that helped ...
- Katharine Ross - Katharine Ross actress Born: 1/29/1942 Birthplace: Hollywood, California Ross's film career ...
- Alexander Ross - Ross, Alexander Ross, Alexander, 1783–1856, Canadian fur trader and pioneer, b. Scotland. He ...
- Sir Ronald Ross - Ross, Sir Ronald Ross, Sir Ronald, 1857–1932, English physician, b. Almora, India. He studied ...
24 X 7
||24 x 7 Tutor Availability
||Unlimited Online Tutoring