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Indian Mutiny

noun

Sepoy Rebellion

noun
1.
a revolt of the sepoy troops in British India (1857–59), resulting in the transfer of the administration of India from the East India Company to the crown.
Also called Sepoy Mutiny, Indian Mutiny.
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  • The Indian Mutiny, which had just broken out when we left England, had suddenly assumed enormous and hideous dimensions.

  • It is just fifty years ago now; it was during the Indian Mutiny.

  • Miss Stansfield was the orphan child of an officer who had perished, with his wife and other children, in the Indian Mutiny.

    Working in the Shade Theodore P Wilson
  • During the Indian Mutiny he lost an arm at the relief of Lucknow.

  • It was said that no horror committed during the Indian Mutiny was here without a parallel.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • The picturesque aspects of the Indian Mutiny have been frequently treated.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  • His journey was arrested by the Indian Mutiny, when he was one of the besieged at Agra.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • He won his honours and promotion in the Crimea and in the Indian Mutiny.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Collections were made on behalf of the sufferers by the Indian Mutiny.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Every one has read of the sufferings of the British troops in having to campaign in the hot weather during the Indian Mutiny.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for Indian Mutiny

Indian Mutiny

noun
1.
a revolt of Indian troops (1857–59) that led to the transfer of the administration of India from the East India Company to the British Crown

Sepoy Rebellion

noun
1.
the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58
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