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Winkelried

/German ˈvɪŋkəlriːt/
noun
1.
Arnold von (ˈarnɔlt fɔn). died ?1386, Swiss hero of the battle of Sempach (1386) against the Austrians
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  • But winkelried is no myth, whatever may be the case with the other great Swiss hero, Tell.

  • Mother, is not Uncle winkelried a Swiss, and is he not a good man?

    Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family Elizabeth Rundle Charles
  • We shall not separate, though the winkelried rot where she lies.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
  • There is proof that a family of the name of winkelried lived at Unterwalden at the time of the battle.

  • Then said Arnold of winkelried, "I'll make a way for you, comrades; take care of my wife and children!"

    Switzerland Frank Fox
  • Well, and suppose an enemy came, would duty prompt not the Hay with the joke—or winkelried on the spears?

    The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge
  • Such was the situation of the winkelried, when the omens of the night changed to their dread reality.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
  • But the winkelried was running along the coast of Savoy, ere any ventured forth, and the search proved fruitless.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
  • The story of winkelried's heroic action has given rise to much fruitless but interesting discussion.

  • The approach of the winkelried had been seen from Vévey throughout the afternoon and evening.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper

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