Definitions

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

  • Gulf ofLepanto See Gulf of Corinth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The name of a battle in which Turkish seapower was destroyed by the Christian League in 1571.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Turkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope

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Examples

  • Laurie Lepanto is a member of the Second Creek Nitwitts, an unofficial club, along the lines of a garden/civic club, which donate time and money to causes in the little town.

    Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly (copy)

  • The name Lepanto is given to both the town and the gulf.]

    A History of Sea Power

  • Argile and Auchinbreac rode at our head -- his lordship on a black horse called Lepanto, a spirited beast that had been trained to active exercises and field-practice; Auchinbreac on a smaller animal, but of great spirit and beauty.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Naupaclus, now called Lepanto, lies more to the eaft than Patrae.

    Maps, Plans, Views and Coins, Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis the ...

  • Chesterton’s battle poems, such as Lepanto or The Ballad of Saint Barbara, make The Charge of the Light Brigade read like a pacifist tract: they are perhaps the most tawdry bits of bombast to be found in our language.

    Notes on Nationalism

  • Scarcely less notable is the ringing "Lepanto" from his later _Poems_

    Modern British Poetry

  • Scarcely less notable is the ringing "Lepanto" from his later Poems (1915) which, anticipating the banging, clanging verses of Vachel Lindsay's "The Congo," is one of the finest of modern chants.

    Biographical Sketches

  • 1. Jasper Johns $80 million last year for "False Start", painted in 1959 2. Cy Twombly $20 million in 2002 for "Lepanto" painted in 2001 3. Robert Rauschenberg $12 million in 1999 for "Factum II" painted in 1957

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • It was the Trafalgar Day service – marking the 205th anniversary of Nelson's victory this Thursday – so, with many old sailors in the congregation, Camperdown was mentioned and Lepanto, the Glorious First of June and other long-gone actions at sea.

    Church of England parish sings battle hymns as it plans move to Rome

  • He may have seemed apolitical, yet shortly before 9/11 he unveiled paintings of the sea battle of Lepanto, the traumatic 16th century conflict between Christians and Muslims.

    Cy Twombly - an appreciation: Paintings about sex and death

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