archduke archduke  /ˈɑrtʃ ˌduk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria

Usage(s):

  • One fatal shot hit the archduke in the jugular vein, the other struck the archduchess in the abdomen.

News

  • LA History 101: the Eagle Rock: Hey, here's an 1878 picture of...

    Hey, here's an 1878 picture of Eagle Rock's Eagle Rock (then called Piedra Gorda) drawn by "German by traveler and writer Ludwig Salvator, Archduke of Austria, who had visited the Los Angeles area in 1876." He wrote (in translation): "The...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Curbed LA

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Quotes

  1. The Western Island, Flower recalled an occasion one summer when the king returned by boat, set down the bag, and announced gravely: "There is news today. They have killed an archduke in the eastern world."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Robin Flower Source: Irish Times

  2. "This was a critical historical moment, like the assassination of Archduke [Franz] Ferdinand [which triggered] the First World War," said Arthur Demarest, the team leader. "It set off the domino of Classic Maya collapse."
    on Nov 17, 2005 By: Arthur Demarest Source: Independent

  3. "I wanted Archduke, but they said no," Mr Cerf says.
    on Mar 7, 2006 By: Vinton Cerf Source: BBC News

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