George Brydges
[brij-iz] /ˈbrɪdʒ ɪz/ (Show IPA), Baron, 1718–92, British admiral.
a male given name: an Old English family name, taken from a placename.
Contemporary Examples

Many had predicted an outright acquittal and girded for the subsequent disaster of a Rodney King-level riot.
Oakland’s Rodney King Moment Marcia Clark July 9, 2010

“Rodney King was like Rosa Parks in many ways,” said Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University.
Rodney King’s Sudden Death Ends Long Struggle With Demons Allison Samuels June 17, 2012

Conditions are worsening and the Rodney King verdict is certainly not the most egregious injustice in our midst.
‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson Cory Booker November 25, 2014

From Rodney King to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell, stories of police over-response continue to fill the news.
Police Shoot 137 Times Into Car After Chase, Killing Unarmed Couple Mansfield Frazier December 5, 2012

Friends and family of Rodney King insist the 47-year old was excited about beginning a new chapter in his life.
How Did Rodney King Die? Allison Samuels July 10, 2012

Historical Examples

“You must have a large heart to include all of them,” says Rodney with a shrug.
Mrs. Geoffrey Duchess

Rodney likened the jangling discords to the confusion of his own life.
A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham

Rodney falls back, and with an oath staggers against the mantelpiece.
Mrs. Geoffrey Duchess

Ferry’s scouts are there, and you’ll say to Lieutenant Ferry the single word, Rodney.
The Cavalier George Washington Cable

On the 1st of August Rodney sailed for England on leave of absence.
The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence A. T. Mahan

George Brydges, 1st Baron Rodney. 1719–92, English admiral: captured Martinique (1762): defeated the Spanish at Cape St Vincent (1780) and the French under Admiral de Grasse off Dominica (1782), restoring British superiority in the Caribbean

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