Vengeur, Le

Vengeur, Le, a war-vessel of the French fabled to have gone down rather than surrender to the English in a battle off Ushant on 1st June 1794, the crew shouting “Vive la République,” when it was really a cry for help.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Venezuela * Venice
Vega, Lopez de la
Vehmgerichte
Veii
Veit, Philipp
Velasquez, Diego de Silva
Vendée, La
Vendémiaire
Vendetta
Vendôme, Louise Joseph, Duc de
Venezuela
Vengeur, Le
Venice
Ventnor
Venus
Venus
Vera Cruz
Verdi, Giuseppe
Verdun
Verestchagin
Vergil, Polydore
Verigniaud

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Vengeur, Le in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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