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Byng

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n
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.
The first is the fate of Admiral John Byng (a former military governor of Newfoundland) In 1757, during the Seven Years War.
It comes as John Byng was elected Mayor of Bewdley at an annual meeting on May 10 along with Mayoress Barbara Byng.
Backing came from the Development Bank of Wales, Venrex and angel investors including Paddy Byng, former founding investor of Rapha, who will also join the business as a non-executive director.
Mollie Patterson and Lois Peake teamed up with Hughes for Uxbridge, who beat Formby, Draycott, Fusion and Byng Hall, losing only to YHL.
Knight, meanwhile, as he has done throughout the season, once again had to play second fiddle to Stratford-upon-Avon's Lewis Byng.
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
Homes were evacuated at around 4.20pm on Friday when the shock discovery was made behind a property in Byng Road, Walton.