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Byng

[bing] /bɪŋ/
noun
1.
Julian Hedworth George
[hed-werth] /ˈhɛd wərθ/ (Show IPA),
(Viscount Byng of Vimy) 1862–1935, English general: governor general of Canada 1921–26.
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  • After my talk with Byng, we went on to meet Fanshawe and de Lisle.

  • As to Byng, I think myself he is not quite sure yet about the spirit of his men.

  • He has a great admiration for Byng and so, though sadly, he went away.

  • At 11 o'clock Birdwood and Byng came over for a confab on the last upset.

  • Byng with the 3rd Cavalry Division was placed under Allenby.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Byng handed over the thick stack of bills he had taken from Alan.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • At 1237 Hawkes and Byng sauntered into the bank from opposite directions.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Byng and Hawkes had tried to block the doorway and they had been shot down.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Hawkes was killed instantly; Byng died an hour later in the hospital.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Bradshaw knew with whom he had to deal and that Byng would not wait long for his answer.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
British Dictionary definitions for Byng

Byng

/bɪŋ/
noun
1.
George, Viscount Torrington. 1663–1733, British admiral: defeated fleet of James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, off Scotland (1708); defeated Spanish fleet off Messina (1717)
2.
his son John. 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
3.
Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. 1862–1935, British general in World War I; governor general of Canada (1921–26)
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