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Soubriquet  n.  See Sobriquet.

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"Soubriquet" Quotes from Famous Books

... beginning of the last century, and who, by industry and perseverance, attained to the rank of public executioner; an office he performed with such skill and effect that his successors have, as the bills inform us, inherited "his soubriquet" with his office. He is introduced to the audience as a ropemaker's apprentice, living in the immediate neighbourhood of Execution-Dock, and loving Barbara Allen, "a young spinster residing at the Cottage of Content, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

... reputation enhanced by a character of mystery, for the man was unmarried, reserved, without intimates or even friends, locking his lips about his life, and welcoming and executing with grim indifference to risk engineering commissions of extreme hazard, on which account he had acquired the soubriquet of "Cold Steel" Weir. ...
— In the Shadow of the Hills • George C. Shedd

... sturdy yeoman belonging to the Scottish side, by surname an Armstrong or Elliot, but known by his soubriquet of Fighting Charlie of Liddesdale, and still remembered for the courage he displayed in the frequent frays which took place on the Border fifty or sixty years since, had the following adventure in the Waste, which suggested the idea of the scene in ...
— Guy Mannering • Sir Walter Scott

Words linked to "Soubriquet" :   appellative, moniker, cognomen, nickname, designation, sobriquet

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