Grand cordon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grand cordon the cordon or broad ribbon, identified with the highest grade in certain honorary orders; hence, a person who holds that grade.
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Usage

In literature:

I must be made count and receive the grand cordon of the Legion of honor as a reward for my public services.
"Bureaucracy" by Honore de Balzac
GRAND CORDON DISRUPTED: ERFURT COUNTRY, 16th FEBRUARY-2d MARCH.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
When there was a reception at the chateau, or he held a review, he put this grand cordon outside his coat.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
To this letter were added a lieutenant-general's commission and the grand cordon of Saint-Louis.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
How greatly our affection for him would increase if he took less State pay, and freed himself from all the grand cordons which tie his hands.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
How greatly our affection for him would increase if he took less State pay, and freed himself from all the grand cordons which tie his hands.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
He told us how the King had taken the grand cordon of the Seraphim Order off his own shoulders and hung it on his.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Somewhere in relation to the Grand Fleet lies the "blockading" cordon which examines neutral traffic.
"Sea Warfare" by Rudyard Kipling
Would he like to see them at once take their places in public life, become public functionaries, and ministers, and grand cordons?
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
I only saw an old gentleman with the grand cordon.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
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In news:

Le Cordon Bleu -trained pastry chef opens bakery in Grand Junction.
Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef opens bakery in Grand Junction.
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