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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of southeast England northwest of Hastings, near the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066). William the Conqueror built Battle Abbey to commemorate his victory here. Population: 4,987.

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  • proper n. A habitational surname from places in England that have been sites of a battle.
  • proper n. a town in East Sussex, supposed site of the Battle of Hastings.

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Examples

  • While on the Angouleme and Aix excursion, he spoke especially of _The Three Cardinals_, _The Battle of Austerlitz_ (afterwards often alluded to simply as the _Battle_), and _The Marquis of Carrabas_.

    Balzac

  • A battle on the low ground would have been favourable to cavalry; Harold therefore occupied and fenced in a hill, the hill of Senlac, the site in after days of the abbey and town of Battle, and there awaited the Norman attack.

    William the Conqueror

  • And the greatest among their women were Badb, a battle goddess; and Macha, whose mast-feeding was the heads of men killed in battle; and the Morrigu, the Crow of Battle; and Eire and Fodla and Banba, daughters of the

    Gods and Fighting Men

  • I wrote to you the day after the battle of Cedar Run -- there was no fighting on Sunday -- we held the Battle field, gathered up our wounded, buried the dead, collected arms & watched the movements of the enemy -- we had about 900 men killed & wounded & I see by the late northern papers that they admit a loss of 1500 killed & wounded.

    Augusta County: Jedediah Hotchkiss to Sara A. Hotchkiss, August 16, 1862

  • PS This battle actually came before Battle #82, I don't know what happened.

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  • The arrest happened on November 15 and followed a three-year battle by a gipsy family to win planning permission for the mobile home on land outside the town of Battle.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Commissioners said that two Second Seminole War battle sites -- Powell's Battle, Jan. 15,

    Home

  • Well, it's been five years since President Bush declared victory in what he called the Battle of Iraq.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2008

  • Upon this Jerry slowly rose, and going to a cupboard, brought forth a modicum of spirits, which he called Battle – Axe, but which was supposed to be brandy.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • He told it in an exaggerated style that elicited roars of laughter, making the most of what he called The Battle of the Shirt Sleeves with the guerillas; exaggerating the dangers of his escape, and the horrors of their imprisonment, for a week, among the sails and nets.

    Under Wellington's Command A Tale of the Peninsular War

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