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Tilly

[til-ee]
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noun
  1. Count Jo·han Tser·claes von [yoh-hahn tser-klahs fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn tsɛrˈklɑs fən/, 1559–1632, German general in the Thirty Years' War.
  2. Also Til·lie. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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Examples from the Web for tilly

Historical Examples

  • Tilly was to have gone also at that time, but had found it impossible to get away.

    Harriet, The Moses of Her People

    Sarah H. Bradford

  • No reconnaissance had been made in the direction of Tilly and Wavre.

  • And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly are still at their post?

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • You will not have to walk far, as I have my coach near the pond, behind Tilly's dragoons.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)


British Dictionary definitions for tilly

Tilly

noun
  1. Count Johan Tserclaes von (joˈhɑn tsɛrˈklas fɔn). 1559–1632, Flemish soldier, who commanded the army of The Catholic League (1618–32) and the imperial forces (1630–32) in the Thirty Years' War
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