Victoria Cross

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Victoria Cross a British military decoration for gallantry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Victoria cross a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor to members of the British army or navy. It was first bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The recipients also have a pension of £10 a year.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Victoria cross a decoration, consisting of a bronze Maltese cross, founded by Queen Victoria in 1856, and awarded for conspicuous bravery on the field
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Usage

In literature:

He crossed to the door, opened it, found a music-room, and there, seated at a piano, the girl of the Victoria.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
COMMERELL a man of proved valour, as the Victoria Cross worn on his breast on Jubilee Day and other high festivities testifies.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
For this remarkable display of valour Freyberg received the Victoria Cross.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
Stingaree had crossed the Murray, and all Victoria was agog with the news.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
She has not yet discovered the hardship of being deprived of a commission, or denied the Victoria Cross.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
He richly deserved the coveted Victoria Cross which was conferred upon him.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
But why is there no Victoria Cross for moral courage?
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
You did a thing which, in battle, would have won you the Victoria Cross!
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Or shall I merely get the Victoria Cross, or become Prime Minister?
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
There was that Victoria Cross fellow; whatever became of him?
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
One afternoon a brougham in which she was driving crossed a victoria where sat a remarkably pretty woman with Loftus at her side.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
Private John Caffrey got the Victoria Cross for a gallant display of bravery and humanity near La Brique on November 16th, 1915.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
The Woman who Didn't, by Victoria Crosse.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
One of them was the Victoria Cross.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
He was practically sure to receive the Victoria Cross.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
Had Sir John lived, it is said that he would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
And yet for acts of mere physical courage they give men the Victoria Cross.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
The other private who won the Victoria Cross is Robert Quigg, also of the Royal Irish Rifles.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
British-born American Wins the Victoria Cross.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
It is, indeed, a typical Victoria Cross novel.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
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In poetry:

And Mr. Sandy Ross, dad, who works down at the mill,
Has a Victoria Cross, dad, for fighting Kaiser Bill;
And little Tommy Dagg, dad, the youngest of your clerks,
Says his dad was at Bagdad, and shot a hundred Turks.
"The Slacker's Son" by Abner Cosens
Then the young bugler blew a blast loud and clear,
Which was answered by a British ringing cheer;
But General Nicholson was killed, which was a great loss,
And afterwards the bugler was decorated with the Victoria Cross.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall
And he killed eleven of the enemy with sword in hand,
Which secured for him the proudest of all honours in the land,
Namely, that coveted honour called the Victoria Cross,
Of which many a deserving hero has known the loss.
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then Lord Chelmsford said, "Henry Hook, give me your hand,
For your conduct to day has been hereoic and grand,
And without your assistance to-day we'd been at a loss,
And for your heroic behaviour you shall receive the Victoria Cross."
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jack Harmon, shown with nautical charts of the Pacific Northwest, is halting cross-Strait passenger ferry service to Victoria to concentrate on excursion trips under the name of Expeditions Northwest Adventure Eco Tours.
Frank Sedillo was killed as he was trying to cross the 101 at Victoria Avenue around 11 pm Friday night.
The Victoria Cross Medals of Valour Road recipients Corporal Lionel Clarke, Sergeant Major Frederick Hall and Lieutenant Robert Shankland are displayed after the unveiling of the medals at the National War Museum in Ottawa.
Will Canada's war in Afghanistan go without a Victoria Cross medal for bravery .
Bid on GOLF PACKAGES for courses like the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Quail Crossing, Victoria National, Cambridge, and Rolling Hills.
Kaneland sophomore Victoria Clinton 908 battles with the top group shortly after the half-way point at Saturday's IHSA State Cross Country meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
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