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Name It After Me!
Vodka and tomato juice drink, after the nickname of a Queen of England, who was known for persecuting Protestants.
A Nurse, after an English nurse during the Crimean War.
Any emperor or dictator, after Roman general and ruler Julius _____.
Ignorant person, from the middle name of John Scotus.
High leather, waterproof boot usually worn just above the knee in front, after the 1
Duke of _____, commander at Waterloo.
Powerful person, especially one with supreme powers, from any of the Mongolian conquerors of India and Persia.
Person who seeks the truth, after the Greek philosopher who went in search of an honest man.
Lavish; rich; sumptuous; especially describing a 'feast' or 'banquet,' after a Roman general and consul noted for his elegant and luxurious living.
To refuse to deal with, after Irish land agent Charles _____.
Blind loyalty, particularly to one's own sex or country, after a soldier loyal to Napoleon.
Large, majestic tomb, after a king who is buried in a large tomb at Halicarnassus.
Any extremely brutal and violent person, after the 5
barbarian invader of eastern and central Europe.
Chap or fellow, after ____ Fawkes, the leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English House of Parliament in 1605.
British soldier, after a British private whose name was used to fill in sample army forms.
Shrewish woman, after the quarrelsome wife of Socrates.
Guide who conducts sightseers, from a Roman orator known for his verbosity.
Panama's main monetary unit, named for the first European to cross the Isthmus and discover the Pacific Ocean.
Person who tries to hold back a relentless force, after the Dane who became king of England in 1016 and who, according to legend, ordered the tide to stop advancing.
Strict disciplinarian, after General Jean _____, a 17
-century French drillmaster.
British nation personified, from the fictional title character in John Arbuthnot's satirical 1712 work.
Pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, derived from inflicting pain on another, after a soldier and novelist whose writings describe sexual aberrations.
Hair Style with the hair swept straight up from the forehead, after a mistress of King Louis XV.
Young hoodlum, after an Irish family so named in Southwark, London.
Female spy, especially one who uses sex appeal to extract military secrets from men, after a Dutch spy during WWI who was executed by the French.
Wise lawgiver, after a 6
century B.C. Greek lawmaker who reformed the laws of Athens.
Cold-blooded murderer of women, from the name given to the unidentified man who murdered 6 prostitutes in London in 1888.
Profile portrait, after Louis XV's comptroller general of finances.
Breechloading rifle, after German brothers Peter Paul and Wilhelm ______ who invented it.
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