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Valais

(French valɛ)
n
(Placename) a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland's hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion. Pop: 281 000 (2002 est). Area: 5231 sq km (2020 sq miles). German name: Wallis

Va•lais

(væˈleɪ)

n.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 235,500; 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Cap.: Sion.
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This gentleman said that among the poorer peasants in the Valais, it was common for the brothers in a family to cast lots to determine which of them should have the coveted privilege of marrying, and his brethren--doomed bachelors--heroically banded themselves together to help support the new family.
As result rather than riding the Tour Poland, he was able to host us and fire the starting pistol for a sportive event celebrating the area's wines the Cyclosportive des Vins de Valais - that we'd come to ride.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942.
ACCOUNTS of Valais Blacknose sheep date back to 15th Century Switzerland, originating in the Valais region from which they gained their name.
the Valais blacknosed sheep is so cute, people often mistake them for large stuffed toys.
HUNDREDS turned out at Borderway Mart in Carlisle for the UK's first ever show and sale dedicated to the rare Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep.
THE UK's first ever show and sale dedicated to the Swiss Valais Blacknose Sheep will take place on August 20 at Borderway Mart in Carlisle.
It is located on a plateau above Sierre at an elevation of about 1,500m above sea level, allowing a good view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn.
netplus offers residential and business services to over 100 cities in French speaking Valais, Vaud, and Fribourg.
The bones were found in September at the foot of the Matterhorn glacier at an altitude of about 9,200 feet, Valais Canton police said in a news release.