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Borodino

[bawr-uh-dee-noh, bor-; Russian buh-ruh-dyi-naw] /ˌbɔr əˈdi noʊ, ˌbɒr-; Russian bə rə dyɪˈnɔ/
noun
1.
a village in the W Russian Federation, 70 miles (113 km) W of Moscow: Napoleon's victory here made possible the capture of Moscow, 1812.
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  • This would have been a justifiable confidence had Borodino been decisive.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Why and how were the battles of Shevardino and Borodino given and accepted?

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • At the battle of Borodino Napoleon shot at no one and killed no one.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • This letter was brought to Pierre's house when he was on the field of Borodino.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • He again slept as he had done at Mozhaysk after the battle of Borodino.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The "Borodino" now had the dangerous post at the head of the line.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • A quarter of an hour later there was an explosion on board of the "Borodino."

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • Within less than an hour the Borodino was seen to be on fire.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • The rivulet fell into the river Moskwa half a mile beyond Borodino.

  • Accordingly, on the 20th of September, I embarked on board the Borodino transport.

British Dictionary definitions for Borodino

Borodino

/ˌbɒrəˈdiːnəʊ; Russian bərədiˈnɔ/
noun
1.
a village in E central Russia, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow: scene of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon defeated the Russians but irreparably weakened his army
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