Battle of Fontenoy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Battle of Fontenoy a battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
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Usage

In literature:

Robin Oig served for a time in the 42d regiment, and was present at the battle of Fontenoy, where he was made prisoner and wounded.
"Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Robin Oig served for a time in the 42d regiment, and was present at the battle of Fontenoy, where he was made prisoner and wounded.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
As a young man he was chaplain to the 42nd Regiment, and was present at the Battle of Fontenoy.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
The drama was opened by the terrible battle of Fontenoy in the Netherlands.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Upon the eleventh day of May, the year 1745, was fought in Flanders the battle of Fontenoy.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
They were advancing in triangular order, like the English column at the battle of Fontenoy.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
Was present also at the battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
The battle of Benburb affords as great a proof of Irish soldiership as Fontenoy.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
Fontenoy, battle of, vii.
"History of the English People, Index" by John Richard Green
BATTLE OF FONTENOY (11th May, 1745).
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia Frederick The Great--Complete Table of Contents: 22 Volumes" by Thomas Carlyle
Fontenoy, battle of, 535.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
LOVER tells a good anecdote of an Irishman giving the pass-word at the battle of Fontenoy, at the same time the great Saxe was marshal.
"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;" by Various
Entered the army, and engaged in the battles of Dettingen, Fontenoy, and Culloden.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
At the battle of Fontenoy little boys and girls climbed up the surrounding trees to have a view of the slaughter.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He was shot through the lungs at the battle of Fontenoy, and died in a few hours.
"The Strange Story Book" by Mrs. Andrew Lang
He served in the Dragoons at the Battle of Fontenoy.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
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