• Old Ironsides
    Old Ironsides
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ironside a man of great strength or bravery
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The famous ship "Old Ironsides" actually had wooden sides.
    • n ironside A person who or something which has great power of endurance or resistance: specifically used (generally in the plural) as a proper name: as, Edmund Ironside or Ironsides (an Anglo-Saxon king); Cromwell's Ironsides (his special corps of troopers); Old Ironsides (a designation of the old United States frigate Constitution).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ironside a man of iron resolution:
    • n Ironside (pl.) a name given to Cromwell's irresistible horse
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. iren; Ger. eisen.


In literature:

After him came Bjorn Ironside and Ragnar Lodbrog.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
He was a belated Puritan, and his natural place would have been with Cromwell's Ironsides.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
In fact Cromwell's "Ironsides" of a later day owed their invincibility to very much the same spirit.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
It is no more than an act of simple justice to Old Ironsides, however, to say, that he was as gentle as a lamb to the children of his master.
"Mike Marble" by Uncle Frank
It charged with the Ironsides at Naseby; it stood behind the low redoubt on Bunker Hill.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Nestor Ironside and the Miss Lizards were people to whom even he could impart no interest.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Holmes, "Old Ironsides," poem of, 56.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
Night before last an attempt was made to destroy the enemy's steamer Ironsides at Charleston, but failed.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Java, the, destroyed by "Old Ironsides," 180. the wheel of, fitted on "Old Ironsides," 181.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The Common People of England sent Juries, as well as regiments of Ironsides, to do battle for the Right.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker

In poetry:

The Western Ocean is wide and deep,
And wild its tempests blow,
But bravely rides “Old Ironsides,”
A-cruising to and fro.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
Bakunin, Marx, Lassalle are there,
Grey Whitman's with the Greeks,
Dutch "Beggar" chums with Ironside,
Or to Bastille hero speaks.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

B, Prof JW Ironside MRCPath.
Around the world children are forced to serve in military groups or as laborers or worse UNICEF's Ironside has set some of them free.
USS Constitution sails to mark 1812 battle that earned it 'Old Ironsides ' nickname.
'Old Ironsides ' sets sail in Massachusetts.
Navy's 'Old Ironsides ' to sail again.
'Old Ironsides ' Fired Up for OpSail 2012.
Constitution, "Old Ironsides ," visited Santa Barbara twice as part of a three-year tour of US ports that began in 1931.
USS Constitution sails to mark 1812 battle that earned it ' Old Ironsides ' nickname.
' Old Ironsides ' sets sail in Massachusetts.
' Old Ironsides ' Fired Up for OpSail 2012.
Played Perry Mason and Ironside.
Ironside, a new eatery and hangout northeast of AT&T Park, takes American classics like pizza, burgers, Caesar salad, mac 'n' cheese, clam chowder, and corn on the cob.
USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"), the oldest commissioned warship afloat, makes her annual Fourth of July "turnaround cruise" in Boston Harbor in 2002.
Old Ironsides @ 1901 10th Street in Sacramento.
Emergency crews at Spur 601 at Old Ironsides.