Ney

[ney]
noun
  1. Mi·chel [mee-shel] /miˈʃɛl/, Duke of El·ching·en [el-khing-uh n] /ˈɛl xɪŋ ən/, 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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    Theodor Hertzka

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

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

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

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

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

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

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

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    Samuel Smiles


British Dictionary definitions for ney

Ney

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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