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Ambree

(Mary) An English heroine, who has immortalised her name by her valour at the siege of Ghent, in 1584. Her name is a proverbial one for a woman of heroic spirit.

My daughter will be valiant,
And prove a very Mary Ambry i' the business.

Ben Jonson: Tale of a Tub, i. 4.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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