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Benbow

[ben-boh]
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noun
  1. John,1653–1702, English admiral.
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Examples from the Web for benbow

Historical Examples

  • I hope she may be, for Captain Benbow is not a man to yield to a pirate.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston

  • “And to my belief I am the first of my race that ever went to sea,” said Benbow.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston

  • We are anxious about the Benbow frigate, as we are afraid that she may have been driven on shore.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston

  • They eagerly looked out, but nowhere was the Benbow frigate to be seen.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston

  • Day after day went by, but still the Benbow frigate did not make her appearance.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for benbow

Benbow

noun
  1. John . 1653–1702, English admiral, noted esp for his heroic death during the War of the Spanish Succession
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