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Little Corporal

epithet of Napoleon I.

Napoleon I

(Napoleon Bonaparte"the Little Corporal") 1769–1821, French general born in Corsica: emperor of France 1804–15. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was after Lodi that his adoring soldiers gave him the name of "Little Corporal," by which they ever after knew him.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • "If you don't it's going to be pretty bad for you," said the Little Corporal.

    Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page
  • Some went so far as to say the old woman was mad, and nothing would be better than a Little Corporal correction.

    The History of John Bull John Arbuthnot
  • What would the Little Corporal have said to all this, hein?'

    The Red Cross Barge Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • "You always have a way of degrading the sublime to the ridiculous, Mr. Williams," said the Little Corporal, loftily.

    Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick
  • Sit down, then, and let us drink to the health of the Little Corporal.

  • When you look at the knob in a certain way, you end by seeing that the outline represents the profile of the Little Corporal.

    The Crystal Stopper Maurice LeBlanc
  • Name of names, what cries, what shouts there were against the 'Little Corporal,' when it became known he had abandoned us.

  • Fritz didn't wait two seconds, but the Little Corporal had got his laugh and wasn't taking a curtain.

  • He was about the same height as the Little Corporal, he seemed to recall, but an eagle boldness was lacking.

    Bunker Bean Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for Little Corporal

Little Corporal

the Little Corporal, a nickname of Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon I

full name Napoleon Bonaparte. 1769–1821, Emperor of the French (1804–15). He came to power as the result of a coup in 1799 and established an extensive European empire. A brilliant general, he defeated every European coalition against him until, irreparably weakened by the Peninsular War and the Russian campaign (1812), his armies were defeated at Leipzig (1813). He went into exile but escaped and ruled as emperor during the Hundred Days. He was finally defeated at Waterloo (1815). As an administrator, his achievements were of lasting significance and include the Code Napoléon, which remains the basis of French law
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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