• WordNet 3.6
    • n rugby a form of football played with an oval ball
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it
    • n Rugby rug′bi the game of football according to the rules of the Rugby Football Union (1871), the sides numbering 15 each, played on ground 110 by 75 yards.
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In literature:

Without them, the short cut to Parnassus will never be discovered, even though one starts from Rugby.
"My First Book:" by Various
He was educated at the grammar schools of Rugby, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham, and at Christ Church, Oxford, which he entered in 1790.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
On the Rugby playing fields the rush and dash of the Irish are famous.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
Kingscliffe is the name of a village in Northamptonshire, on the North Western line between Peterborough and Rugby.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
The volumes will therefore range from Aristotle to Dr. Arnold of Rugby.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
Blomfield, was born on the 6th of March 1829, and educated at Rugby and Trinity, Cambridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
He comes from Rugby, Mr. Bethune; hasn't he told you yet?
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
He was an assistant master at Rugby from 1846 to 1858, when he succeeded G.E.L.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Rugby, and Westminster are among the best known of this class of schools.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
Probably Michael would have become a recluse, if he had not decided on the impulse of the moment to put down his name for Rugby football.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Rugby Doan was the miller, he is the miller still.
"The Sentimental Adventures of Jimmy Bulstrode" by Marie Van Vorst
He could not have been collared more effectually by a Rugby International team.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
Dick thought this marked Rugby, and sitting back again, he tried to pull himself together.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
Across the ages Tom Brown of Rugby speaks to Brown minor (also, possibly, of Rugby) with the voice of a brother.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
Lieutenant Cather was educated at Rugby.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
He played in the Oxford Rugby Union Football team for two years, 1894 and 1895.
"Rowing" by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
The bathing suit here in America is exactly like the kit we wear for Rugby football.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Rugby, and Balliol College, Oxford.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Sermons, preached mostly in the chapel of Rugby School.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various

In poetry:

Approaches now the close
Of Rugby and of "Socker;"
The football jersey goes
Back to its native locker.
"A Pastoral" by P G Wodehouse

In news:

The Naples Rugby Club hosted the 18 top womenâ's teams in the country during the Women's Premier League DI & DII Championship.
So Sonny Bill returns to rugby league, slightly broken but still unrepentant about his flight from the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs into the welcoming arms of rugby.
Veteran rugby league coach Brian Smith has joined the coaching staff of the ACT Brumbies in rugby's Super 15 as a defensive expert.
Rugby enthusiasts find delight in game, camaraderie .
RUGBY — Casper Bachmeier, 74, Rugby, died Friday, Oct 19, 2012, in a Rugby hospital.
Dan Carter wasn't the worst All Black at Twickenham on a day New Zealand rugby got a kick up the backside, but he was nowhere near his best and it ends a curious year for him.
31 University Circle Neighborhood: Rugby Asking: $995,000 Assessment: $611,200 Year Built: 1928 Size: 4240 finished sq.
After graduating in 1977, he played travel rugby for three years before beginning his coaching career.
The Texas A&M Rugby Team will host the 2012 USA Collegiate 7s Rugby National Championships on Friday and Saturday at Penberthy Club Sports Complex (West campus, next to the Tennis Center) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm both days.
England's Manusamoa Tuilagi, right, is tackled by Australia's Kurtley Beale during their international rugby union match at Twickenham stadium, London, Saturday, Nov 17, 2012.
Cooper 's Super Rugby contract with Queensland is reliant upon his agreement with the ARU and if he is to walk away from the Wallabies he is expected to move abroad or switch codes to rugby league.
Rugby accident took Darryl Sabin to brink of death, but the sport has played a big part in his recovery.
I played soccer, softball and basketball in high school, and took a stab at rugby during college.
Yale's women's rugby is currently a club sport, but could one day follow the lead of harvard's team, which now has varsity status.
State paid for Santa Fe rugby complex.

In science:

On the other hand, when it comes to professional sport, in more developed countries we have very good statistics about how many in the general population can become, say, heavy weight box champions, football, rugby, baseball, basketball, etc., stars, or top athletes in running, jumping, swimming, and so on.
Difficulties with Learning and Teaching Calculus
In the 3-D continuum limit this rotates into a rugby ball shape rather than a sphere. A decomposition in spherical harmonics contains L ≥ 0, in particular 2++ .
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