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Lion of Lucerne

Definitions

  • THE LION OF LUCERNE
    THE LION OF LUCERNE
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lion of Lucerne a famous sculptured lion at Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Thorwaldsen and dedicated in 1821 as a memorial to the Swiss Guards who fell defending Louis XVI. in the attack of the mob on the Tuileries, Aug. 10, 1792. The animal, which is hewn out of the face of a rock, is represented as transfixed with a broken spear and dying, but still trying to protect with its paw a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis of France.
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Usage

In literature:

I will not conceal the fact that miniature figures of the Lion of Lucerne are to be had in them.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I will not conceal the fact that miniature figures of the Lion of Lucerne are to be had in them.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I dreamed that you were with me, and we were looking at the Lion of Lucerne.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
He is going to take me to see the Lion of Lucerne, and to Altdorf, under the lime-tree, where William Tell shot the apple.
"The Little Colonel's Hero" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Why this is the famous Lion of Lucerne, mother!
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
I ought to chaperon her, though you might as well chaperon the Lion of Lucerne.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
There is carved in the face of a great rock at Lucerne a lion, wounded to death, resting upon a broken spear.
"Switzerland" by Frank Fox
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In poetry:

No lion cleft from the rock is ours,
Such as Lucerne displays,
Our only wealth is in tears and flowers,
And words of reverent praise.
And the Roses brought to this silent Yard
Are Red and White. Behold!
"Our Heroic Dead" by James Barron Hope