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Benbow

[ben-boh] /ˈbɛnˌboʊ/
noun
1.
John, 1653–1702, English admiral.
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  • A fast galley brought this news to Admiral Benbow, who immediately steered in pursuit of the French squadron.

    John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston
  • They eagerly looked out, but nowhere was the Benbow frigate to be seen.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • Thus, Mr. Benbow was again returned the member for the Castle interest in another Parliament.

  • “If you make prize of her you must make prize of me,” answered Captain Benbow.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • We are anxious about the Benbow frigate, as we are afraid that she may have been driven on shore.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • “And to my belief I am the first of my race that ever went to sea,” said Benbow.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • Benbow Camp lay well up behind Hubbell Ranch, yet in a well sheltered valley where scarcely a threat of winter had yet appeared.

  • I must take care that Captain Benbow knows how you have behaved.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • So the matter was settled, and Jumbo, to his great delight, found himself one of the crew of the Benbow frigate.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • The Stage represents the parlour of the “Admiral Benbow” inn.

British Dictionary definitions for Benbow

Benbow

/ˈbɛnbəʊ/
noun
1.
John. 1653–1702, English admiral, noted esp for his heroic death during the War of the Spanish Succession
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