Havre


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Havre

(ˈhɑːvrə; French ɑvrə)
n
(Placename) See Le Havre

Le Ha•vre

(lə ˈhɑ vrə; Fr. lə ˈa vrə)
n.
a seaport in N France, at the mouth of the Seine. 200,411. Also called Havre.
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One of my friends, Captain Paul Bos of Havre, has often affirmed that he met one of these monsters of colossal dimensions in the Indian seas.
As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent.
Bertuccio," said he; "I am desirous of having an estate by the seaside in Normandy -- for instance, between Havre and Boulogne.
Ordinarily, they rested in a field facing the ocean, with Deauville on their left, and Havre on their right.
After making suitable allowances for my true value before I was embellished, the cost of the lace and of the work, Desiree was not far from the mark; but the Colonel saw that she wanted money, and he knew that two napoleons and a half, with his management, would carry him from Paris to Havre.
management = in Cooper's time, a word suggesting conniving or unscrupulous manipulation; Havre = le Havre, an important French port}
There he imbibed his first love of adventure, listening, as be says in 'Redburn,' while his father 'of winter evenings, by the well-remembered sea-coal fire in old Greenwich Street, used to tell my brother and me of the monstrous waves at sea, mountain high, of the masts bending like twigs, and all about Havre and Liverpool.
He had, a fortnight before extorted from the Comte de Guiche a hundred pistoles, all he had, to assist in equipping him properly to go and meet Madame, on her arrival at Havre.
She sails from Havre in two days under sealed orders.
Well, you see, dad, when he went away upon this little holiday to Havre he left me to pay accounts and so on.
I left by the first steamer that sailed from New York--a French vessel which brought me to Havre.
Afterwards she must double back to Havre and take the Bordlaise for New York on Saturday.