grand duke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grand duke a prince who rules a territory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grand duke (Zoöl) A sovereign duke, inferior in rank to a king; as, the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
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Usage

In literature:

The Grand Duke, not wishing to have Leghorn battered down, yielded to the demands of our admiral, who then despatched the envoy to the Pope.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
Behind the funnels there is another deck-house, containing the captain's quarters and rooms for the Grand Duke Constantine.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
I had a prolonged interview with the Grand Duke at the palace during the course of the day.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
No soul that was ever filled with such grand and humane ideas as was that of Duke William Anderson can be crushed.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The father of the Crown Princess was a Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and her mother a Russian Grand Duchess.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Grand Duke Nicholas, I.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
General Alexis could join Grand Duke Nicholas beyond the Styr River and there be better prepared to meet the invaders.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
DUKE OF WESTMINSTER, Grand Canal.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
And seldom these villas are more than a stone's throw from the villas of the princes and grand dukes and kings.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
You are of the noble Austrian blood; the second-cousin of your mother is a grand duke; you must not forget.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
There he expected to enlist the grand duke in a war against Gustavus.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
Again, take the case of the Grand Duke.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
I am the Grand Duke Sant' Angelo.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
As a Grand Duchess and Duke respectively the genial twain present themselves.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916" by Various
He organised the murders of the Minister of the Interior, Plehve, and of the Grand Duke Sergius.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
She was eager that he should come to Russia to superintend the instruction of the young Grand Duke.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
While the Grand Duke is reading it I will escape with Viola.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
We need not comment on this portion of the Grand Duke's history: his treatment of Schiller has already been sufficiently avenged.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
Tuscany, Grand Duke of, 363, 380.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The Grand Duke advised Herzl to see Count Philip Zu Eulenberg, the German Ambassador at Vienna.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
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In poetry:

And immediately behind the coffin was Lord Pembroke,
The representative of Her Majesty, and the Duke of Norfolk,
Carrying aloft a beautiful short wand,
The insignia of his high, courtly office, which looked very grand.
"The Burial of Mr. Gladstone" by William Topaz McGonagall
The Duke of Wellington stood upon a bridge behind La Haye,
And viewed the British army in all their grand array,
And where danger threatened most the noble Duke was found
In the midst of shot and shell on every side around.
"The Battle of Waterloo" by William Topaz McGonagall
I saw in dreams a monarch, of his power all unaware,
Step down amongst his people from off his palace stair:
The Grand Dukes shrank and trembled, the traitors fled afar—
Through all the mighty Russias rang the order of the Czar!
"The Little Czar" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Grand Old Punch-Up: Idaho Republicans Duke it Out Amongst Themselves.
A Grand Duke moonlighting as a waiter.
The Grand Duke 's Last Veto.
Duke's Ragtime grandly reaches for the stars.
Some 228 years ago, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Peter Leopold of Hapsburg-Lotharingen, decided to build a monument to human anatomy, and his medium was wax.
Wooldridge's work, a favorite of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke's, regularly makes the rounds in nativist circles and often is posted on right-wing websites.
Grand Old Punch-Up : Idaho Republicans Duke it Out Amongst Themselves.
Dick Wagner and The Frost were right there along side of MC5, Frijid Pink, Stooges, Amboy Dukes, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad and countless others.
Training with the Grand Old Duke of York.
Prince Guillaume, His Royal Highness, hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon of Parme and the last remaining bachelor heir to a European throne is officially off the market.
Prince Guillaume, His Royal Highness, hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg , Hereditary Prince of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon of Parme and the last remaining bachelor heir to a European throne is officially off the market.
From left, Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg , Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg , Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and Grand Duke Henri attend a formal dinner in Luxembourg on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
This fully restored 1948 Steinway Grand piano , with a mahogany finish and ivory keys, was the personal piano of tobacco heiress Doris Duke.
Former Ku Kulx Klan Grand Wizard David Duke is planning a tour of the United States to see if he can get enough support for a presidential run in 2012.
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