Landes


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Landes

(French lɑ̃d)
n
1. (Placename) a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Mont-de-Marsan. Pop: 341 254 (2003 est). Area: 9364 sq km (3652 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: occupies most of the Landes department and parts of Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne; consists chiefly of the most extensive forest in France. Area: 14 000 sq km (5400 sq miles)
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Es freut mich dass dies so ist, denn es muss, in ein haupts:achlich degree, h:oflich sein, dass man auf ein occasion like this, sein Rede in die Sprache des Landes worin he boards, aussprechen soll.
She, the daughter of a petty baron, who boasted for all his domains but a ruinous tower, and an unproductive vineyard, and some few leagues of the barren Landes of Bourdeaux, her name was known wherever deeds of arms were done, known wider than that of many a lady's that had a county for a dowery.
We will disguise ourselves as monster pulchinellos or shepherds of the Landes, and we shall have complete success.
Yes, it was related to me, a poor bishop, lost in the middle of the Landes, that the king had taken you as the confidant of his amours.
With him came Aylward and Hordle John, armed as of old, but mounted for their journey upon a pair of clumsy Landes horses, heavy-headed and shambling, but of great endurance, and capable of jogging along all day, even when between the knees of the huge archer, who turned the scale at two hundred and seventy pounds.
On the other side lay a strip of vineyard, and beyond it the desolate and sandy region of the Landes, all tangled with faded gorse and heath and broom, stretching away in unbroken gloom to the blue hills which lay low upon the furthest sky-line.
Contract award: supply of bulk fuel (control group landes general council, and sdis sydec landes)
The lawsuit was originally filed by freelance journalist Lynn Landes in July of 2004 in Philadelphia federal court (U.
Biology and medical publisher Landes Bioscience (Georgetown, TX) has begun the publication of two new journals, including "Autophagy" and ""Human Vaccines," and will launch three new journals in early 2006 including "Calcium Binding Proteins," Epigenetics" and "Plant Signalling.
TARZANA - Fifth-graders Aaron Bruck and Teddy Landes live just five doors apart on the same winding street.
Sometimes its something historic or just a look they like, and they want it recreated on their home or commercial building," said Larry Landes, chief operating officer of the remodeling company.
David Landes, a retired Harvard professor of history and of economics, has come to play, and if Edward Said or anyone else wants to play rough, he stands ready to give it back double.