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Ridge


RIDGE, noun [Latin rugo.]

1. The back or top of the back.

2. A long or continued range of hills or mountains; or the upper part of such a range. We say, a long ridge of hills, or the highest ridge

3. A steep elevation, eminence or protuberance.

Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct.

4. A long rising land, or a strip of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows. Psalms 65:10.

5. The top of the roof of a building.

6. Any long elevation of land.

7. Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of flesh in the roof of the mouth.

RIDGE, verb transitive

1. To form a ridge; as bristles that ridge the back of a boar.

2. In tillage, to form into ridges with the plow. The farmers in Connecticut ridge their land for maize, leaving a balk between two ridges.

3. To wrinkle.