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Greene

, Nathanael 1742-1786.
American Revolutionary general whose strategies significantly weakened British strength in the South.

Greene

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1. (Biography) Graham. 1904–91, English novelist and dramatist; his works include the novels Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The End of the Affair (1951), and Our Man in Havana (1958), and the film script The Third Man (1949)
2. (Biography) Robert. ?1558–92, English poet, dramatist, and prose writer, noted for his autobiographical tract A Groatsworth of Wit bought with a Million of Repentance (1592), which contains an attack on Shakespeare

Greene

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n.
1. Graham, 1904–91, English novelist and journalist.
2. Nathanael, 1742–86, American Revolutionary general.
3. Robert, 1558–92, English playwright and poet.
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That is how it happened that one of Buell's men, Private Bennett Story Greene, committed the indiscretion of striking his officer.
Ben Greene, I guess you are right about that," said the lieutenant.
The next morning, when in the presence of the whole brigade Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.
All faces turned in the direction of the familiar voice; the two men between whom in the order of stature Greene had commonly stood in line turned and squarely confronted each other.
sez I to Scrub Greene - the manest little worm that ever walked.
Wid that I stretched Scrub Greene an' wint to the orf'cer's tent.
screeches out Scrub Greene, who was always a lawyer; an' some of the men tuk up the shoutin'.
sez me orf'cer bhoy, niver losin' his timper; an' the non-coms wint in and pegged out Scrub Greene by the side av Peg Barney.
And yet all are not so," said Julia, "I hardly know what you mean by a hero; if you mean such men as Washington, Greene, or Warren, all are surely not so.
General Nathaniel Greene, the best soldier, except Washington, in the Revolutionary army, was a Quaker and a blacksmith.
Whenever the town rejoiced for a battle won by Washington, or Gates, or Morgan or Greene, the news, in passing through the door of the Province House, as through the ivory gate of dreams, became metamorphosed into a strange tale of the prowess of Howe, Clinton, or Cornwallis.
In Lodge's strange romance A Margarite of America, it was stated that in the chamber of the queen one could behold "all the chaste ladies of the world, inchased out of silver, looking through fair mirrours of chrysolites, carbuncles, sapphires, and greene emeraults.

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