Gascony


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Gas·co·ny

 (găs′kə-nē)
A historical region and former province of southwest France. Settled originally by Basque peoples, it was conquered by the Romans and later by the Visigoths and Franks. A new wave of Basque invaders from south of the Pyrenees established the duchy of Vasconia in the sixth century ad. In 1052 Gascony passed to the duchy of Aquitaine, and after serving as a major battlefield during the Hundred Years' War, it finally became part of the French royal domain in 1607.

Gascony

(ˈɡæskənɪ)
n
(Placename) a former province of SW France. French name: Gascogne

Gas•co•ny

(ˈgæs kə ni)

n.
a former province in SW France. French, Gas•cogne (gaˈskɔn yə)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gascony - a region of southwestern FranceGascony - a region of southwestern France  
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations

Gascony

[ˈgæskənɪ] NGascuña f

Gascony

[ˈgæskəni] nGascogne fgas cooker ncuisinière f à gazgas cylinder nbouteille f de gaz, bonbonne f de gaz
to change the gas cylinder → changer la bouteille or la bonbonne de gaz

Gascony

[ˈgæskənɪ] nGuascogna
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de Troisville, as his family was still called in Gascony, or M.
He had seen in his province--that land in which heads become so easily heated--a few of the preliminaries of duels; but the daring of these four fencers appeared to him the strongest he had ever heard of even in Gascony.
His warm and fickle imagination, which in Gascony had rendered formidable to young chambermaids, and even sometimes their mistresses, had never dreamed, even in moments of delirium, of half the amorous wonders or a quarter of the feats of gallantry which were here set forth in connection with names the best known and with details the least concealed.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able to get on amongst themselves.
In the meantime, with the first gray lines that lighted up the heavens, the canoe hoisted its little sail, which, swelling with the kisses of the breeze, and carrying them rapidly from the coast, made bravest way towards Spain, across the dreaded Gulf of Gascony, so rife with storms.
Thus for a time the rupture between De Montfort and his king was healed, and although the great nobleman was divested of his authority in Gascony he suffered little further oppression at the hands of his royal master.
Then as soon as he had disappeared, he shook his head after a fashion peculiarly his own, and in a voice which forty years' absence from Gascony had not deprived of its Gascon accent, "A melancholy service," said he, "and a melancholy master
The humble calling of her female parent Miss Sharp never alluded to, but used to state subsequently that the Entrechats were a noble family of Gascony, and took great pride in her descent from them.
In Gascony 'tis no dishonor, sir, nobody is rich; and Henry IV.
A pair of cold capons, a mortress of brawn, or what you will, with a flask or two of the right Gascony.
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