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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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derbyder‧by /ˈdɑːbi $ ˈdɜːrbi/ noun (plural derbies) [countable]  1 Derby2 British EnglishDS a sports match between two teams from the same area or city3 DCC especially American English a man’s hard round hat that is usually black syn bowler British English4 DSa particular type of race or competition a donkey derby
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derbyTony Rich, wearing a fleece-trimmed black jacket with black satin pants and a derby.Hillsborough is a great stadium to be in when it's almost full and you've got a barnstorming derby to watch.Dustbin derby: Schools throughout Langbaurgh are competing for Telethon's dustbin derby by collecting plastic bags for recycling.Despite the pressure of tomorrow's Sun local derby against Roma, Gazza has managed to retain his outrageous sense of humour.Portadown won the local derby against Armagh 20-6 yesterday and will be thankful for another home draw.All you have to do is answer two simple questions linked with Merseyside derbies.a roller derbyWard suffered a compound fracture of the left leg in Good Friday's derby match at Wigan.Armstrong hasn't trained since an elbow in the face from Curtis Fleming in the derby win over Middlesbrough.
DerbyDerbyused in the names of some well-known horse races the Kentucky Derby the Derby British English (=a famous race in England) derby
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the DerbySkilful horsemanship overcame those problems, but then just 24 hours before the Derby, Nijinsky suffered a crippling attack of colic.A free kick 25 yards out perfectly placed and left the Derby defence bemused and helpless.But no explanation of the most horrendous moment in the history of the Derby can be other than speculation.This handsome son of the Derby winner Shirley Heights looked a first-rate prospect when cantering home at Haydock.In my final year the same group decided to have a little flutter on the Derby.Only one will win the Derby.The pollsters might as well ask them who will win the Derby and whether the weather will be fine.
DerbyDerby  a city in Derbyshire. It is known for its industries, which include engineering and china.Derby, thethe DerbyDerby, the  a very important yearly horse race held at Epsom in England in May or June, on a day which is known as Derby Day
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