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Little Corporal   /lˈɪtəl kˈɔrpərəl/   Listen
Little Corporal

noun
1.
French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821).  Synonyms: Bonaparte, Napoleon, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I.






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"Little Corporal" Quotes from Famous Books



... sitting together at supper, some of them, a few evenings before their turn came to leave, when the remark was made that "the little corporal" would never have another chance, but was driven into ...
— The French Prisoners of Norman Cross - A Tale • Arthur Brown

... pet name by which they always spoke of him implied no approach to unseemly familiarity, but betokened the same kind of attachment as the veteran hosts of Napoleon the Great intended to express when they admiringly called their dread master "The Little Corporal." He amply justified their confidence in him, and they amply justified his confidence in them; and so on resigning his command in South Africa he spoke of these "my comrades," as he called them, in terms as gratifying as ...
— With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back • Edward P. Lowry



Words linked to "Little Corporal" :   full general, Napoleon I, general, napoleon, emperor, Bonaparte



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