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cassock

cassock  

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A full-length garment of a single colour worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, and others having some particular office or role in a church. The word comes (in the mid 16th ...
Champagne campaign

Champagne campaign  

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(1814).Early in 1814 the Allies invaded France, with Schwarzenberg's Austrians advancing into Alsace and Blücher moving into Lorraine with Prussians and Russians. French detachments fell back before ...
Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev

Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev  

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(1726–75)Cossack and leader of a massive popular uprising in 1773–74 against the rule of Catherine II (the Great) of Russia. Deserting the army, he won the support of discontented serfs, cossacks, ...
Gen Mikhail Skobelev

Gen Mikhail Skobelev  

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(1843–82),flamboyant Russian commander in Russia's colonial wars in central Asia and the Russo-Turkish war. Skobelev completed the general staff academy in 1868 and took part in the Khiva expedition ...
hair

hair  

n. a threadlike keratinized outgrowth of the epidermis of the skin. It develops inside a tubular hair follicle. The part above the skin consists of three layers: an outer cuticle; a cortex, forming ...
hussars

hussars  

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Hǝˈzärn. a soldier in a light cavalry regiment that had adopted a dress uniform modeled on that of the Hungarian hussars.
John III

John III  

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(1624–96)King of Poland (1674–96). He was elected king of Poland after a distinguished early career as a soldier. In 1683 he relieved Vienna when it was besieged by the Turks, becoming the hero of ...
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk  

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City and port on the w bank of the upper Yenisei River, w Siberian Russia; capital of Krasnoyarsk Kray. Founded in 1628 by the Cossacks, it was attacked in the ...
Nazi auxiliary units (WW II)

Nazi auxiliary units (WW II)  

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There was no overall policy for the formation of auxiliary units. Most were formed after the invasion of the USSR on 22 June 1941 because of manpower shortages in the ...
Russo-Japanese War

Russo-Japanese War  

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A war fought 1904–05 between Russia and Japan over conflicting claims to sovereignty in parts of east Asia. The Russians were decisively defeated and abandoned their expansionist policies. The war ...

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