Blucher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blucher a high shoe with laces over the tongue
    • n Blucher Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n blucher blū"kẽr A kind of half boot, or high shoe, with laces over the tongue; -- named from the Prussian general Blücher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blucher A strong leather half-boot or high shoe, named after Field-marshal von Blücher, commander of the Prussian army in the later campaigns against Napoleon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blucher blōōch′ėr a strong leather half-boot or high shoe, named from Marshal Blücher, the Prussian general at Waterloo.
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Usage

In literature:

Here Blucher had his headquarters, and here was settled the convention by which Paris was yielded to the allies.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
The agony of Wellington awaiting Blucher was in the souls of the Bears.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Caub, on the left, is the place where Marshal Blucher crossed the river with his army, January 1, 1814.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Blucher was on time, and Grouchy was late.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
At Cambridge, Marshall Blucher was lionized, and here, as elsewhere, the celebrations were on a grand scale.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
Foot gear took the shape of "Hessians'" "halves," "painted tops," "Wellington's" or "Bluchers.
"Pickwickian Manners and Customs" by Percy Fitzgerald
A pair of hob-nailed bluchers and a battered straw hat gave a somewhat feeble finish to these magnificences.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Napoleon had calculated less than he ought to have done on the activity of Blucher and of the Russians.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
To Napoleon it is a panic; Blucher sees nothing in it but fire; Wellington does not understand it at all.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
The Duke of Wellington had eighty thousand effective men under his command, and Marshal Blucher one hundred and ten thousand.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The Prussians, rallied by Blucher, retook the village.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
At the battle of Leipsic, in 1813, the Wurtemburg cavalry was launched against Blucher's Prussian cavalry.
"A Treatise on the Tactical Use of the Three Arms: Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry" by Francis J. Lippitt
Oh, that was Blucher!
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 441" by Various
Here Napoleon was pitted against the English under Lord Wellington and the Prussians under Blucher.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
He told us that Blucher was determined to destroy the Bridge of Jena.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
It was defended against the armies of Blucher by the Baron Daumesnil.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Blucher, with Sachen and Laugeron, had concentrated their troops between Mayence and Coblentz.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Blucher, sketches of, 76.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
Was it Grouchy or Blucher?
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Men turned to look at him as he tramped past in his heavy, mud-stained blucher boots.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
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In poetry:

Tell me, if you know it, whether,
As I sadly tramped away,
Bore I heavy on your leather,
Worn-out pair of Bluchers, say?
"To a Pair of Blucher Boots" by Henry Lawson
Though your leather’s cracked and rotten,
Though you may be ugly brutes,
I’ll preserve you unforgotten,
Worn-out pair of Blucher boots!
"To a Pair of Blucher Boots" by Henry Lawson
OLD acquaintance unforgotten,
Though you may be “ugly brutes”—
Though your leather’s cracked and rotten,
Worn-out pair of Blucher boots.
"To a Pair of Blucher Boots" by Henry Lawson
When Barley bedded early he would shake the common floor
And fill the gulf of night with an intolerable snore,
And people in the other wing at us their bluchers threw –
What good if we slept soft as snow and silent as the dew?
"The Happy Flatite" by Edward Dyson
For Heinrich Blucher and Hannah Arendt
Composed in the Tower before his execution
These moving verses, and being brought at that time
Painfully to the stake, submitted, declaring thus:
"I implore my God to witness that I have made no crime."
"More Light! More Light!" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Help beautify Blucher Park on Sunday morning.
Blucher Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007.
The Wingtip Blucher Oxford shoe is made by the Alden Shoe Company in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
Workers spent several hours overnight on Thursday and Friday morning in the Brookview Drive and Blucher Circle neighborhood, said CEO Jim Heckle.
But if you keep more than a few pairs of Oxfords, brogues or bluchers in the rotation you'll need to learn how to give a brush-up at home.
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