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Ney

[ney] /neɪ/
noun
1.
Michel
[mee-shel] /miˈʃɛl/ (Show IPA),
Duke of Elchingen
[el-khing-uh n] /ˈɛl xɪŋ ən/ (Show IPA),
1769–1815, French revolutionary and Napoleonic military leader: marshal of France 1805–15.
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  • Bucks sent him over there because he sent Hailey wherever the Emperor sent Ney.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • We now resume the thread of our narrative where Ney's journal left off.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • There can be no possible doubt that Ney spoke and acted in good faith when he left Paris.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • Mrs. Ney, who surprised us in the midst of this discussion, gave the finishing touch.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Ney was first ordered to inspect the frontier from Dunkirk to Bale, and was then allowed to go to his home.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • To this may be added a noble and gentle deed of Ney during the same Peninsular War.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
British Dictionary definitions for Ney

Ney

/neɪ; French /
noun
1.
Michel (miʃɛl), Duc d'Elchingen. 1769–1815, French marshal, who earned the epithet Bravest of the Brave at the battle of Borodino (1812) in the Napoleonic Wars. He rallied to Napoleon on his return from Elba and was executed for treason (1815)
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