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Ambree (Mary)

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An English heroine, who has immortalised her name by her valour at the siege of Ghent, in 1584. Her name is a proverbial one for a woman of heroic spirit.

“My daughter will be valiant,

And prove a very Mary Ambry iʹ the business.”

Ben Jonson: Tale of a Tub, i. 4.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Amazia
Amazon
Amazonia
Amazonian Chin (An)
Ambassador
Amber
Ambérabad
Ambes-as
Ambi-dexter
Ambition
Ambree (Mary)
Ambrose (St.)
Ambrosia
Ambrosian Chant
Ambrosian Library
Ambrosio
Ambry
Ambuscade
Ame damnée (French)
Amedieu
Amelia