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Byng

[bing] /bɪŋ/
noun
1.
Julian Hedworth George
[hed-werth] /ˈhɛd wərθ/ (Show IPA),
(Viscount Byng of Vimy) 1862–1935, English general: governor general of Canada 1921–26.
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  • That Byng had not done all he could is undeniable, and he therefore fell under the law.

  • After my talk with Byng, we went on to meet Fanshawe and de Lisle.

  • How does he know that Byng has not a revolver hidden in his breast-pocket?

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton
  • At 11 o'clock Birdwood and Byng came over for a confab on the last upset.

  • A fleet of ten ships, under the command of Admiral Byng, was sent out to the Mediterranean.

  • Byng handed over the thick stack of bills he had taken from Alan.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Byng falls back a pace or two, and puts up his hand to his head.

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  • Byng and Hawkes had tried to block the doorway and they had been shot down.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • So saying, he shoots off in pursuit of the retreated figures, and Mrs. Byng and her escort are again left tte--tte.

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton
  • Hawkes was killed instantly; Byng died an hour later in the hospital.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
British Dictionary definitions for Byng

Byng

/bɪŋ/
noun
1.
George, Viscount Torrington. 1663–1733, British admiral: defeated fleet of James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, off Scotland (1708); defeated Spanish fleet off Messina (1717)
2.
his son John. 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
3.
Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. 1862–1935, British general in World War I; governor general of Canada (1921–26)
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