Definitions

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

  • Foch, Ferdinand 1851-1929. French marshal and commander in chief of Allied forces on the western front during World War I.

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Examples

  • The Foch is a nice example, as I imagine it's easier to sell to many customers than a bottle of cabernet franc.

    The New York Cork Report

  • It has been suggested that the name Foch (which, by the way, is pronounced as if it rhymed with “hush ") is derived from Foix ” a town some sixty miles east of St. Gaudens, near which was the ancestral home of the Foch family.

    Foch the Man

  • And on the next day (August 28) Joffre called Foch from Lorraine to head the new Ninth army, which was to hold the center at the Battle of the Marne and deal the smashing, decisive blow.

    Foch the Man

  • There was the Ninth army corps, from Tours, made up of Angevins (men such as Foch had learned to know when he was at Saumur) and Vendeans

    Foch the Man

  • NATO Secretary-General Andres Foch Rasmussen explained Friday that some operations will remain under the aegis of the Western coalition, as debate continues to expand NATO's role.

    NATO to Take Control of Libyan 'No-Fly' Zone

  • The first shooting occurred about 20 minutes earlier inside an apartment building at 163-11 Foch Blvd. in Jamaica, police said.

    Gunman Shoots 2 on Bus

  • Agence France-Presse Avenue Foch in Paris, part of the wealthy area that would be home to a permanent Gypsy campsite.

    Parisians Fight Plans for Gypsy Camp

  • The mayor of Paris is studying the creation of a permanent camp for Gypsies on the edge of the 16th district, a wealthy enclave that is home to luxury hotels, embassies and the mansion-lined Avenue Foch, and brushes up against the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.

    Parisians Fight Plans for Gypsy Camp

  • She helped launch Prejean Winery on Seneca Lake nearly a quarter century ago, and I caught up with her over a glass of Marechal Foch on a slow Wednesday morning, yesterday.

    The New York Cork Report

  • "We worked for many years to get this Marechal Foch to a point where you'd want to drink it," Prejean admits.

    The New York Cork Report

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