solferino

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Solferino an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
    • n solferino a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solferino A brilliant deep pink color with a purplish tinge, one of the dyes derived from aniline; -- so called from Solferino in Italy, where a battle was fought about the time of its discovery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solferino The color of rosaniline; an intensely chromatic and luminous purplish rose-color. see purple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solferino sol-fe-rē′nō the colour of rosaniline—from the French victory at Solferino in Italy (1859).
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Usage

In literature:

After the defeats at Magenta and Solferino in 1859, Austria began to see the impossibility of a continued rule of terrorism and absolutism.
"Independent Bohemia" by Vladimir Nosek
Lombardy had united with Piedmont soon after the victory at Solferino, by the suffrages of its inhabitants.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
Here I am, Marshal of France, with a hundred thousand francs income, and Duke of Solferino in the bargain.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
She was a staunch Imperialist, and had portraits of the Emperor, with prints of Solferino and of Sedan.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The reader will be reminded by it of Mrs. Browning's 'Forced Recruit at Solferino.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Some are arrayed in Solferino velvets, rather heavy for this warm day!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
That's precisely the place where the first bullet went through my hat at Solferino.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
He then understood that it was with Juve he had talked on the quay near the rue de Solferino.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
In the summer of 1859, as the sequel of Solferino began to unfold itself, he thought of making his observations known.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
After Solferino, he endeavored to introduce her again into our institutions.
"Paris" by William Walton
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