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Definition of Napoleon

Napoleon

  1. A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.
  2. A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them.
  3. A bid to take five tricks at napoleon. It is ordinarily the highest bid; but sometimes bids are allowed of wellington, or of blucher, to take five tricks, or pay double, or treble, if unsuccessful.
  4. A Napoleon gun.
  5. A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century.
  6. A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long.

Napoleon Quotations

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Bill Cosby

Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Aldous Huxley

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Yogi Berra

There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
Victor Hugo
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