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[boin] /bɔɪn/
a river in E Ireland: William III defeated James II near here 1690. 70 miles (110 km) long. Unabridged
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  • The knife she carried under her skirt flashed out and into Boyne's heart.

    No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • We have too much faith in Mr. Boyne and his agency for that.

  • Thus, the battle of the Boyne was fought rather to cover a retreat than defend a position.

    Orange and Green G. A. Henty
  • "Oh, you should have told me that you know there is a gang, Mr. Boyne," she said simply.

  • "It isn't for you to criticise your mother, Boyne," said Mrs. Kenton, but she was more shaken than she would allow.

    The Kentons William Dean Howells
  • If ever a poor devil was flabbergasted, it was the head of the Boyne agency at that moment.

  • The Dutch guards first entered the river Boyne at a ford opposite to the little village of Oldbridge.

  • "You're off the track, Boyne," he drew a great, shuddering sigh of relief.

  • And he told Grania's men he himself would bear Diarmid's body to the Boyne.

British Dictionary definitions for Boyne


a river in the E Republic of Ireland, rising in the Bog of Allen and flowing northeast to the Irish Sea: William III of England defeated the deposed James II in a battle (Battle of the Boyne) on its banks in 1690, completing the overthrow of the Stuart cause in Ireland. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
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