a city in W Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa: besieged by Boers 1889–1900.
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How to use Ladysmith in a sentence
We pictured their signal quartermaster racking the pigeon-holes to spell "Ladysmith," and expected a gaudy display.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
Curiously enough, he says that Ladysmith was in far worse case than Mafeking when relieved.
He says Colenso was by far the worst battle, and the last fortnight before the relief of Ladysmith was a terrible strain.
His squadron was with Buller all through the terrible struggle from Colenso to Ladysmith, which they were the first to enter.
In Ladysmith you could have blown any of them over with a puff of air, and the defence was nearly broken down.
British Dictionary definitions for Ladysmith
a city in E South Africa: besieged by Boers for four months (1899–1900) during the Boer War. Pop: 41 427 (2001)
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