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Ney

[ney] /neɪ/
noun
1.
Michel
[mee-shel] /miˈʃɛl/ (Show IPA),
Duke of Elchingen
[el-khing-uh n] /ˈɛl xɪŋ ən/ (Show IPA),
1769–1815, French revolutionary and Napoleonic military leader: marshal of France 1805–15.
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  • We now resume the thread of our narrative where Ney's journal left off.

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  • Meantime Mr. Ney told us the family relationships of the two pupil-daughters.

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  • Mrs. Ney, however, asked what further preliminaries were necessary?

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  • Mrs. Ney, who surprised us in the midst of this discussion, gave the finishing touch.

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  • To this may be added a noble and gentle deed of Ney during the same Peninsular War.

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  • Baron Clouet received the flag, and informed Ney of the arrival.

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Ney

/neɪ; French /
noun
1.
Michel (miʃɛl), Duc d'Elchingen. 1769–1815, French marshal, who earned the epithet Bravest of the Brave at the battle of Borodino (1812) in the Napoleonic Wars. He rallied to Napoleon on his return from Elba and was executed for treason (1815)
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