Loire


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Loire

 (lwär)
The longest river of France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing about 1,015 km (630 mi) north, northwest, and west to the Bay of Biscay.

Loire

(French lwar)
n
1. (Placename) a department of E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: St Étienne. Pop: 726 613 (2003 est). Area: 4799 sq km (1872 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing north and west in a wide curve to the Bay of Biscay: the longest river in France. Its valley is famous for its wines and châteaux. Length: 1020 km (634 miles). Ancient name: Liger

Loire

(lwɑr)

n.
a river in France, flowing NW and W into the Atlantic. 625 mi. (1005 km) long.
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Noun1.Loire - the longest French riverLoire - the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Loire

[lwɑːr] NLoira m
References in classic literature ?
The lighter seemed to leap the mimic waves of the Loire.
Colbert and I, a prize for swiftness on the Loire, do they not aptly represent our fortunes; and do you not believe, Gourville, that one of the two will be wrecked at Nantes?
At this moment one of those heavy wagons, drawn by bullocks, which carry the wood cut in the fine forests of the country to the ports of the Loire, came out of a byroad full of ruts and turned on that which the two horsemen were following.
Lawrence, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Plata, the Orinoco, the Niger, the Senegal, the Elbe, the Loire, and the Rhine, which carry water from the most civilised, as well as from the most savage, countries
After his little morning hawking-party on the banks of the Beuvion, or in the woods of Chiverny, Monsieur crossed the Loire, went to breakfast at Chambord, with or without an appetite and the city of Blois heard no more of its sovereign lord and master till the next hawking-day.
When the emperor returned from the Island of Elba, my brother instantly joined the army, was slightly wounded at Waterloo, and retired with the army beyond the Loire.
At the sight of this slaughter and devastation I became terrified, not for myself -- for I, a simple Corsican fisherman, had nothing to fear; on the contrary, that time was most favorable for us smugglers -- but for my brother, a soldier of the empire, returning from the army of the Loire, with his uniform and his epaulets, there was everything to apprehend.
The journey took him far southward, through green Touraine and across the far-shining Loire, into a country where the early spring deepened about him as he went.
Du Bousquier flung water on Mademoiselle Cormon's face and bosom, which, released from the corset, overflowed like the Loire in flood.
Loire Valley wines, such as the appellations of Sancerre (dry whites), Pouilly Fume (dry whites) Vouvray (dry, sweet, and sparkling whites), Mountlouis (sweet whites), Chinon (reds), Samur-Champigny (reds), and Muscadet (dry whites), are the wines most Consumed by the French in restaurants.
Vallee Loire is a collection of six wines--three whites, two reds and a rose--priced at 4.
It comes up smiling in the hottest vineyards of South Africa and South America, but only in cool sites along the western Loire, at the mercy of a damp Atlantic climate, does it truly give of its best.