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Benbow

[ben-boh] /ˈbɛnˌboʊ/
noun
1.
John, 1653–1702, English admiral.
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  • 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
  • “If you make prize of her you must make prize of me,” answered Captain Benbow.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • “Very same year that I first saw the light,” observed Benbow.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • Captain Benbow, on seeing this, steered for the two frigates.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • I must take care that Captain Benbow knows how you have behaved.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • “Then the rascals are once more afloat,” said Captain Benbow, when he heard of this.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Benbow

Benbow

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