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Baden-Powell

[beyd-n-poh-uh l, bad-n-pou-uh l] /ˈbeɪd nˈpoʊ əl, ˈbæd nˈpaʊ əl/
noun
1.
Robert Stephenson Smyth
[smahyth] /smaɪθ/ (Show IPA),
1st Baron, 1857–1941, British general who founded the Boy Scouts in 1908 and, with his sister Lady Agnes, the Girl Guides in 1910.
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  • A party of sergeants in Baden-Powell's old regiment were once asked by a civilian whether the men liked him.

  • He, too, saw this spectacle, and sent an account to Prof. Baden-Powell.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • On his head was a battered Stetson, known to the trade as a Baden-Powell.

    Adventure Jack London
  • Example—the Mafeking stamps bearing the head of Baden-Powell.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson
  • While he was doing lessons at home Baden-Powell gave evidence of his bent.

  • Mr. Baden-Powell, the father of our hero, was a man of great powers.

  • On the same day Colonel Baden-Powell sent two truckloads of dynamite out of the place.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Baden-Powell's quality as a schoolboy may be judged by his later life.

  • Baden-Powell was keen about his work from the first, and never posed as a drawling Silenus in gold lace.

  • Says Baden-Powell, "There is no superfluous verbosity there."

British Dictionary definitions for Baden-Powell

Baden-Powell

/ˈbeɪdənˈpəʊəl; -ˈpaʊəl/
noun
1.
Robert Stephenson Smyth (smɪθ, smaɪθ), 1st Baron Baden-Powell. 1857–1941, British general, noted for his defence of Mafeking (1899–1900) in the Boer War; founder of the Boy Scouts (1908) and (with his sister Agnes) the Girl Guides (1910)
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