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Younghusband

noun
  1. Sir Francis Edward. 1863–1942, British explorer, mainly of N India and Tibet. He used military force to compel the Dalai Lama to sign (1904) a trade agreement with Britain
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Historical Examples

  • Lieutenant Knowles was killed, and Colonel Younghusband was wounded.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 6 (of 6)

    Louis Creswicke

  • Younghusband is a gallant man, a type of the noblest that a people can produce.

  • Seize Mrs. Younghusband, and Mrs. Snuffers, and Mrs. Doubleday, all three!

    Quodlibet

    John P. Kennedy

  • He's been in Tibet; was one of Younghusband's interpreters in nineteen-four.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey

  • To-morrow the Amban himself comes to meet Colonel Younghusband.