From the seating arrangement in the French parliament after the French Revolution.
Left-wing Sentence Examples
Corps were streaming up through the woods against the French left wing.
The left wing was totally destroyed by the bombardment of 1795, but has since been restored.
Butler, Wellington's Operations in the Peninsula, 1808-14 (London, 1904); Batty, Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied Army in the Western Pyrenees and South of France, 1813-14 (London, 1823); Foy, Histoire de la guerre de la Peninsule, F&c., sous Napoleon (Paris and London, 1827); Lord Londonderry, Narrative of the Peninsular War, 1808-13 (London, 1829); R.
Their left wing drove the English back, but Lord Dacre's reserve corps restored the fight on this side.
defeated the Austrians and Russians on the 2nd of December 1805, was fought in the country to the west of Austerlitz, the position of Napoleon's left wing being almost equi-distant from Briinn and from Austerlitz.