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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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Leaning out at the window he saw Joe Welling going along the street with the two Kings.
The King was delighted--his enthusiasm grew higher.
But he'll be pooty lonesome -- dey ain' no kings here, is dey, Huck?
I looked round to see who it was, then fell upon the ground in salutation, for before me was Unandi, mother of the king, who was named "Mother of the Heavens," that same lady to whom my mother had refused the milk.
You may not travel through my lands," said the King.
Write that down,' the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
Then he made a ball, and with these things he went the next day to the king.
The King in his anguish of mind consented, and the old woman led him to her little house where her daughter was sitting by the fire.
That shall I have without delay, as well as this upstart knight's estates; for King Richard is lately returned, I hear, from the Holy Land.
Three of my best soldiers, whom your Majesty knows by name, and whose devotedness you have more than once appreciated, and who have, I dare affirm to the king, his service much at heart--three of my best soldiers, I say, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, had made a party of pleasure with a young fellow from Gascony, whom I had introduced to them the same morning.
It is good advice," said Athos, "and if the king will do one of us the honor we shall be truly grateful to him.
On arriving beneath the porch of the Castle of the States, the king met, surrounded by his guards and gentlemen, with S.