Napoleon

Definitions

  • Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow
    Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Napoleon a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
    • n napoleon a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream
    • n Napoleon French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy
    • Napoleon (Card Playing) A bid to take five tricks at napoleon. It is ordinarily the highest bid; but sometimes bids are allowed of wellington, or of blucher, to take five tricks, or pay double, or treble, if unsuccessful.
    • Napoleon A French gold coin of twenty francs, no longer minted or circulated. It bore the portrait of Napoleon I. or Napoleon III.
    • Napoleon (Card Playing) A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them.
    • Napoleon A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century.
    • Napoleon A Napoleon gun.
    • Napoleon a puff pastry confection, usually layered, with a filling of custard or cream, or sometimes jelly.
    • Napoleon A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An American urologist bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
    • n napoleon A modern French gold coin of the value of 20 francs, or slightly less than $4; a twenty-franc piece, or pièce de vingt francs. See louis.
    • n napoleon A French modification of the game of euchre, played by not more than six persons, every one for himself. Also nap.
    • n napoleon A small piece of frosted pastry, made by putting several thin layers of puff-paste together with a cream filling.
    • n napoleon plural The crimson clover, Trifolium incarnatum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.
    • n Napoleon na-pō′lē-on a French gold coin worth 20 francs, or about 15s. 10½d.: a French modification of the game of euchre, each player receiving five cards and playing for himself: a kind of rich iced cake
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Quotations

  • Salvador Dali
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    “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”
  • Alexander Herzen
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    “It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.”
  • Aldous Huxley
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    “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world.”
  • Aldous Huxley
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    “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the Emperor Napoleon, 1

Usage

In literature:

Napoleon called the rising sculptor to France, and he there executed the famous nude portrait of Napoleon now preserved in Milan.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But he detested Napoleon III., and he was at no pains to conceal his sentiments.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
In the year 1818, Napoleon's health began visibly to break.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
The cavalry of the guard appeared to have been the most fashionable service under Napoleon.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
It is the partial appearance of a view that was expanded by Napoleon.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Whereupon Napoleon exclaimed, 'La guerre est un grand jeu, une belle occupation.
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid
Napoleon's abdication and the treaty of Fontainebleau came upon his friends with the shock of an earthquake.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
We could not have signed the protest against the detention of Napoleon.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Napoleon would not even listen to them.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The first was a true Napoleonic conception designed to grasp a Napoleonic opportunity.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
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In poetry:

I love you, great new Titan!
Am I not you?
Napoleon or Caesar
Out of you grew.
"Soldier: Twentieth Century" by Isaac Rosenberg
On that far-famed spot by Lodi
Where Napoleon clove his way
To his fame, when like a god he
Bent the nations to his sway.
"The Bridge Of Lodi" by Thomas Hardy
Napoleon was a worldly man,
Yet one great thing he uttered,
When from conscience clear he said,
"What France most needs is mothers."
"Motherly Emotions" by Frank Barbour Coffin
In his cradle slept and smiled
Thus the child
Who as Prince of Peace was hailed.
Thus anigh the mother breast,
Lulled to rest,
Child-Napoleon down the lilied river sailed.
"Mater Amabilis" by Emma Lazarus
Napoleon cannot tolerate his rivals.
"However powerfully or skillfully a man rules,
I still cannot learn from him, nor he equals me.
The grave itself would be too small for me if I had a peer
"Napoleon" by Nikoloz Baratashvili
By these desperate attacks Napoleon lost ten thousand men,
And left them weltering in their gore like sheep in a pen;
And the British lost one thousand men— which wasn't very great,
Because the great Napoleon met with a crushing defeat.
"The Battle of Waterloo" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Napoleon, Ohio: Plans are underway for the Eighth Annual Filling Fall Fling to be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 11:00 am until 4:00 p.m.
4747 W Napoleon Ave, Metairie, New Orleans Metairie LA.
Her death occurred at the Northcrest Nursing and Rehab Center, Napoleon.
Linebacker Napoleon Harris , who went from Oakland to Minnesota in the Randy Moss trade, signed a six-year contract Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A pair of undefeated teams and familiar foes will clash when Napoleon (10-0-1) plays Bryan (11-0) at Central Catholic's Gallagher Stadium.
Peters, 78, of Napoleon, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov 12, 2012, at the Golden Living Center, Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon, Ohio.
Kimbery Napoleon of Saginaw is a retired US Army specialist and the wife of a late soldier.
The seat is being vacated by retiring District Court Judge Napoleon B Barefoot Jr.
NAPOLEON — Bond was set at $300,000 Tuesday for an Archbold, Ohio, man who Napoleon police said possibly took a Defiance woman against her will from a Napoleon residence, authorities said.
During the 19th-century reign of Napoleon III, well-appointed salons commonly boasted an abundance of gilt-framed mirrors.
One of the most powerful principles Napoleon Hill wrote about in Think and Grow Rich is the ninth step: Power of the Master Mind .
Ailments, Otro Mundo, and Napoleon Complex.
1 ranked Napoleon on Nov 17 in a Division III regional final at Donnell Stadium.
Enlarge Buy This Photo Bellevue's Brendon Wagoner celebrates after his team's win against Napoleon .
Former Raiders linebacker Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr in Congress.
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In science:

Napoleon’s Hat (North and South) in their figures.
Astrophysics in 2005
For example, over the ‘real numbers’ there are no equilateral triangles in the red or green geometries, so Napoleon’s theorem and Morley’s theorem will not have direct analogs.
Chromogeometry
The archaeological interest for Abusir aroused, as in general for all the ancient Egypt, after the Napoleon's campaign. The first survey of Abusir was made by John Perring in the 1830s .
Abusir: from Pliny the Elder to Google Maps
During the visit and the various lectures by Pontecorvo, a journalist asked: «Professor Pontecorvo, what do you think of the Gran Sasso Project proposed by Professor Zichichi? Many physicists consider it a useless Napoleonic venture with weak scientific content».
Time-Shift in the OPERA set-up: proof against superluminal neutrinos without the need of knowing the CERN-LNGS distance and Reminiscences on the origin of the Gran Sasso Lab, of the 3rd neutrino and of the "Teramo Anomaly"
Mongin applied game theory to a military decision made by Napol´eon before the battle of Waterloo, two centuries ago.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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