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Mosby

[mohz-bee] /ˈmoʊz bi/
noun
1.
John Singleton
[sing-guh l-tuh n] /ˈsɪŋ gəl tən/ (Show IPA),
1833–1916, Confederate cavalry colonel.
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  • These places have been occupied for some time past by Mosby's guerilla bands.

  • At this inopportune moment Mosby made a charge which broke our column.

  • Mosby had different notions, but I persuaded him to see the light.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Mosby will hear of this skirmish, and may send a superior force after us.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Mosby, or at least part of his command, covered this country.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • He told them that some of Mosby's men were just over on the road.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • Mosby used to stay at the house of Joe Blackwell, until his house was burned.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • She had hoped to conceal that she was not their sort—Joe and Mr. Mosby.

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • She had once supposed that it had been through Mrs. Mosby's agency that she had been apprised.

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • It was decided that Mr. Mosby had met his death by drowning.

    Stubble

    George Looms

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