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Byng

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1. (Biography) George, Viscount Torrington. 1663–1733, British admiral: defeated fleet of James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, off Scotland (1708); defeated Spanish fleet off Messina (1717)
2. (Biography) his son John. 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
3. (Biography) Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. 1862–1935, British general in World War I; governor general of Canada (1921–26)
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Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
It is easy to say these things; it is easy to revile us, easy to despise us; therefore, let these people rail on; they cannot feel as Byng and I feel--it is their loss, not ours.
1757: Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad on the quarterdeck of HMS Monarch for failing to "do his utmost" to lift the siege of Minorca: Byng's fleet had returned to Gibraltar for repairs after fighting a losing battle with a French fleet and Minorca had fallen in the meantime.
UK-based web and software development company Inviqa has acquired UK-based software consultancy Byng, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 4, 2016-Inviqa Acquires UK Software Consultancy Byng
20pm on Friday when the shock discovery was made behind a property in Byng Road, Walton.
The brainwave of burgerobsessed entrepreneur, Tom Byng, in 2011 he brought on board head chef Fred Smith, who was knocking about at The Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea, creating innovative burgers of his own.
But Tom Byng, the founder of Byron, clearly thinks there is, even referring to his own "misspent nights" of youth in his restaurant's blurb.
BYNG Beryl Joan Passed away peacefully on 5th October 2015, aged 92 years.
The hamburger chain was founded by Tom Byng in 2007 and operates more that 50 restaurants.
The woman's son-in-law, Tony Byng, 60, described the burglar as "the lowest of the low".
The Lady Byng honors a player who performs at a high level with good sportsmanship.