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Munchausen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Munchausen German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
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Usage

In literature:

GULLIVER, a Munchausen-Doctor Cook-Peary traveler who never submitted his proofs, but who found a credulous publisher and a gullible public.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
More surprising things happened to him in Palestine than ever happened to any traveler here or elsewhere since Munchausen died.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Nothing is hidden and there is no attempt to Munchausenize.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
A man must be a very Munchausen to venture it.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
The disciples of Munchausen, who delight in showing Byron's verse to be only biography, have found a rich field in that two years' travel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Munchausen, what island is that?
"The Pursuit of the House-Boat" by John Kendrick Bangs
Everybody believed the new Munchausen at first, except the zoologists.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
I fancy Munchausen's listeners must have been smokers.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Munchausen, referred to, v, 221.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The French Baron Munchausen is represented by M. de Crac, the hero of a French operetta.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
But then Saint Munchausen presides over the mahogany where fox-hunting feats are discussed.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
It travelled through the earth's atmosphere, and moved according to the requirements of the gospel Munchausen.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
An awful smile appeared upon what were left of the features of Captain Munchausen.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
I'm plain Mr. Munchausen of Hades now.
"Mr. Munchausen" by John Kendrick Bangs
She had her left eye in deep mourning; and he had as many black patches on his face as the renowned Munchausen.
"Mornings at Bow Street" by John Wight
Down went Captain Munchausen singing inverted psalms, with a whole nest of rockets exploding in his brain.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
And Munchausen and the Wandering Jew?
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
His countrymen made him the hero of many Munchausen-like stories of personal prowess.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Raspe, R. E., creator of "Baron Munchausen," 183, 184.
"George Cruikshank" by W. H. Chesson
Some of them were to the full as credible as those of Munchausen.
"The Captive in Patagonia" by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
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In news:

A s he lay at the bottom of a hole nine fathoms deep, Baron Munchausen thought he was a goner.
Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen " is a wondrous feat of imagination.
This is referred to as Munchausen syndrome.
This is referred to as Munchausen syndrome .
Romantic obsession meets Munchausen syndrome in "The Good Doctor".
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In science:

We will show that 3435 is a Munchausen number in base 10, and we will explain what we mean by that.
On a curious property of 3435
We will further show that for every base there are finitely many Munchausen numbers in that base.
On a curious property of 3435
So by the equality in the introduction we know that 3435 is a Munchausen number in base 10.
On a curious property of 3435
The reason for picking the name Munchausen number stems from the visual of raising oneself, a feat demonstrated by the famous Baron von Munchausen ().
On a curious property of 3435
Proposition 3 For every base b ∈ N with b ≥ 2: many Munchausen numbers in base b.
On a curious property of 3435
The proposition in the preceding section tells use that for every base b ∈ N, Munchausen numbers in that base only occur within the interval [1, 2bb ].
On a curious property of 3435
The sequence of Munchausen numbers is listed as sequence A166623 at the OEIS. (See .
On a curious property of 3435
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