Ramilie

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ramilie ram′il-ē a name applied to various 18th-cent. articles or fashions of dress, in honour of Marlborough's victory over the French at Ramillies in Belgium in 1706—esp. to a form of cocked hat, and to a wig with a long plaited tail.
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Usage

In literature:

Marlborough's victory at Ramilies.
"The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo" by Edward Creasy
I was at Blenheim and at Ramilies!
"Devereux, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We found the Ramilies, Sir Thomas Hardy, lying in Bermuda roads.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
In the battle of Ramilies the French lost in killed and wounded 7000 men, and 6000 were taken prisoners.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
Never had the stout veteran who had fought, in 1706, at Ramilies, been either sick, or wounded.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
Several officers of the "Ramilie" were captives.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
They fought at Ramilies, Blenheim, and Malplacquet.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
On Friday morning the bomb ship renewed her operations a little before sunrise, while the Ramilies and Pactolus were warping in.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
Oh, the powder, and the pigtails, and the broad cuffs, and the Ramilies cock, and the sword tucked through the coat-tail!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846" by Various
In Ramilies alone twenty battalions were posted.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
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