American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Burgoyne, John Known as "Gentleman Johnny.” 1722-1792. British general and playwright. In the American Revolution he captured Fort Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777) but lost the Battle of Saratoga (October 17, 1777). The Heiress (1786) was his most popular play.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intrenching-tool which combines a spade, an ax, and a mantlet.
- To surround and capture in a body.
- n. British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
“ Clinton to Burgoyne, Dec. 16, 1777, Fonblanque's _Burgoyne_, pp. 324-25; _Parl.”
“Creative Review's Patrick Burgoyne is visiting Mumbai where he spotted the secret pilot of Google's new drinks subsidiary.”
“Continentals (so they call Burgoyne's forces) are about to hang: consequently the execution can be enjoyed without any misgiving as to its righteousness, or to the cowardice of allowing it to take place without a struggle.”
“In short, Burgoyne, every physical aspect of me is in a monstrous amount of pain… and I deal with that by becoming what you call colder.”
“It's exciting, he'll definitely be in the mix," Brown said, adding that the Hawks had dubbed Burgoyne "Silk" because of his silky skills.”
“Around 1500 several conveyances of land took place in "Burgoyne" in the parish of St. Olave, a name which is probably derived from a settlement of weavers from the Duke of”
“An invasion by distinct armies, such as Burgoyne proposed, with bases far apart and acting on converging lines, can only be undertaken with safety when intercommunication is secure and co-operation assured.”
“Maag discussed the project and his feelings about Helvetica in a conversation with CR editor Patrick Burgoyne which is published in Naturalis x 7, the latest of”
“Taken, one of Gen 'Burgoyne's Aid d [e] Camp, two Majors, and some other officers.”
“Burgoyne had foundered in this same wilderness in 1777 with barely 7,000 men; Prevost was bringing 12,000.”
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