Cornwallis

[ kawrn-waw-lis, -wol-is ]
/ kɔrnˈwɔ lɪs, -ˈwɒl ɪs /

noun

Charles, 1st Marquis, 1738–1805, British general and statesman: surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781.

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Cornwallis
/ (kɔːnˈwɒlɪs) /

noun

Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis. 1738–1805, British general in the War of American Independence: commanded forces defeated at Yorktown (1781): defeated Tipu Sahib (1791): governor general of Bengal (1786–93, 1805): negotiated the Treaty of Amiens (1801)
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