Borodino

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Borodino Napoleon defeated the Russians in 1812 in a pitched battle at a village in western Russia west of Moscow, but irreparably weakened his army
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Usage

In literature:

At last all our watch-dogs are encamped at Borodino.
"The Country Doctor" by Honore de Balzac
These were the "Borodino," "Orel," "Imperator Alexander III," and "Knias Suvaroff.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Borodino, an ode, 30.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
When the French had advanced a long distance into Russia, the Russian general named Kutusoff offered them battle in a place called Borodino.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
The result of the battle of Borodino was to leave Moscow at the mercy of the invaders, and a barren prize indeed it proved to them.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The slaughter had been prodigious, though far short of that at Borodino.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Some insight into the state of Napoleon's mind may be secured by contemplating his conduct during and after the battle of Borodino.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Barclay was present at Borodino, but left the army soon afterwards.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The great battle of Borodino, and all others, were decided when batteries were stormed and taken.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
The horrors of that midnight retreat can never be told; they are hardly surpassed by the tragedy at Borodino.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
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In news:

The Battle of Borodino , in which Napoleon Bonaparte's army fought against czarist troops and Cossacks, claimed at least 70,000 lives by most estimates.
The Battle of Borodino, in which Napoleon Bonaparte's army fought against czarist troops and Cossacks, claimed at least 70,000 lives by most estimates.
Gary Walts / The Post-Standard Borodino residents Becky Leubner, left, and Andrea Belcher, pose in 2005 after painting an American flag on the pavement at the intersection of Route 41 and Nunnery Road in Borodino.
Borodino, NY — Yes, it's still there and brighter than ever.
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