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Agincourt

[aj-in-kawrt, -kohrt; French a-zhan-koor] /ˈædʒ ɪnˌkɔrt, -ˌkoʊrt; French a ʒɛ̃ˈkur/
noun
1.
a village in N France, near Calais: victory of the English over the French 1415.
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  • "I was off for a day's hunting down in Leicestershire," said Agincourt.

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  • More than once did Agincourt make some remark, or ask some question.

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  • O'Shea gave a nod, as though to say "Proceed;" but Agincourt said nothing.

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  • "Well, sir, I hope I see you in good health," said he to Agincourt.

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  • And as he spoke, he took Agincourt to one side and whispered eagerly in his ear.

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  • "But they know it all, my dear Colonel," broke in Agincourt.

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  • If you can drink that little tipple, Agincourt, you 're right to do it.

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  • O'Shea's face, as he said this, was so absurdly droll that Agincourt laughed aloud.

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British Dictionary definitions for Agincourt

Agincourt

/ˈædʒɪnˌkɔːt; French aʒɛ̃kur/
noun
1.
a battle fought in 1415 near the village of Azincourt, N France: a decisive victory for English longbowmen under Henry V over French forces vastly superior in number
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