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king

noun authority, bigwig, boss, chief, chieftain, commander, czar, dictator, director, emperor, executive, governor, head, head honcho, high chief, imperator, leader, lord, magnate, majesty, master, monarch, overlord, paraaount lord, patriarch, person who is reported to, power, royal personage, ruler, superior

KING. The chief magistrate of a kingdom, vested usually with the executive power.
     2. The following table of the reigns of English and British kings and queens, commencing with the Reports, is added, to assist the student in many points of chronology.


     Accession. Henry III................ 1216 Edward I................. 1272 Edward II................ 1307 Edward III............... 1307 Richard II............... 1377 Henry IV................. 1399 Henry V.................. 1413 Henry VI................. 1422 Edward IV................ 1461 Edward V................. 1483 Richard III.............. 1483 Henry VII................ 1485 Henry VIII............... 1509 Edward VI................ 1547 Mary..................... 1553 Elizabeth................ 1558 James I.................. 1603 Charles I................ 1625 Charles II............... 1660 James II................. 1685 William III.............. 1689 Anne..................... 1702 George I................. 1714 George II................ 1727 George III............... 1760 George IV................ 1820 William IV............... 1830 Victoria................. 1837

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For an instant the King stood as tense and white as though the hand of death had reached out and touched his heart with its icy fingers.
And now the English King had put upon him such an insult as might only be wiped out by blood.
I go to bring my medicines, men of the king," I answered.
And should I lift up my will against the will of the king, saving the child to look upon the sun which he had doomed to darkness?
By this vault the King might have escaped, for until three days before there had been a hole leading from it to the open air.
And the King paced up and down his cavern more angry than before.
The king was short of stature -- he was scarcely five feet two inches: but his youth made up for this defect, set off likewise by great nobleness in all his movements, and by considerable address in all bodily exercises.
The king, seeing him, called him, made him sit by his side, and showed him every mark of honour.
Ring was now in far greater esteem with the King than before, and Red was all the more discontented.
Then must the spectators relieve their tense spirits by great cheering; while the King looked mighty proud of his skilled bowmen.
The king overheard these words and turned around with tears in his eyes.
In that case, then, it was you whom the king called some name or other.