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Rustication

noun
1.
The condition naturally attaching to life in the country.
2.
The construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner.
3.
The action of retiring to and living in the country.
4.
Temporary dismissal of a student from a university.
5.
Banishment into the country.






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"Rustication" Quotes from Famous Books



... abandon Regent Street, and West End perambulations (monastic and terrible thought!) but occasionally to breathe the FRESHER AIR of the metropolis. We shall put up a bedroom or two (all we want) for occasional ex-rustication, where we shall visit, not be visited. Plays too we'll see—perhaps our own. Urbani Sylvani, and Sylvan Urbanuses in turns. Courtiers for a spurt, then philosophers. Old homely tell-truths and learn-truths in ...
— Charles Lamb • Walter Jerrold



Words linked to "Rustication" :   Britain, building, proscription, banishment, United Kingdom, status, suspension, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, condition, construction, Great Britain, U.K., retirement, temporary removal, rusticate, UK



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