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Grand National   /grænd nˈæʃənəl/   Listen
Grand National

An annual steeplechase run in Liverpool, England.

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"Grand National" Quotes from Famous Books

... him at the kindling of that war, a sage and influential member of the grand national council; and soon afterward called by that body to the supreme leadership of the armies formed to fight for liberty and independence. We have seen him so devoted to the high and holy trust committed to his case, that for more than six years he never crossed the threshold ...
— Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3. • Benson J. Lossing

... horseback, I had sufficient leisure to acquaint myself thoroughly with the town and its environs. The Lithuanians were in a state of enthusiasm impossible to describe; and although I have seen during my life many fetes, I shall never forget the joyous excitement of the whole population when the grand national fete of the regeneration of Poland was celebrated, which owing either to a singular coincidence, or the calculation of the Emperor, was appointed for the 14th of July. The Poles were still uncertain as to the ultimate fate which the Emperor reserved for their country; but a future ...
— The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete • Constant

... information "straight from the horse's nosebag." As was natural in an army largely composed of cavalry, there were several crack riders well known at home, amongst them at least one who had won the Grand National. This officer, by the way, so the story goes, was turned out of a riding-school one morning because the instructor considered that he did not know how to ride! It would be interesting to know what ...
— With Our Army in Palestine • Antony Bluett

Words linked to "Grand National" :   steeplechase

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