|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||Sir Charles James. 1782--1853, British general and colonial administrator: conquered Sind (1843): governor of Sind (1843--47)|
|2.||John. 1550--1617, Scottish mathematician: invented logarithms and pioneered the decimal notation used today|
|3.||Robert (Cornelis), 1st Baron Napier of Magdala. 1810--90, British field marshal, who commanded in India during the Sikh Wars (1845, 1848--49) and the Indian Mutiny (1857--59). He captured Magdala (1868) while rescuing British diplomats from Ethiopia|
city and port, eastern North Island, New Zealand, on the southwestern shore of Hawke Bay. Laid out in 1856, the town was named for Sir Charles Napier, a 19th-century British military commander in India. It was made a borough in 1874 and a city in 1950.
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