Bourges


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Bourges

 (bo͝orzh)
A city of central France south-southeast of Orléans. It was a Roman provincial capital under Augustus and the site of a notable university that was founded by Louis XI in 1463 but abolished during the French Revolution.
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Bourges

(French burʒ)
n
(Placename) a city in central France. Pop: 72 480 (1999)
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Bourges

(burʒ)

n.
a city in central France: cathedral. 80,379.
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We take him to the other side of the French frontier, and offer him hospitality at Bourges."
"Yes, he has not much to complain of; Bourges is the capital of Charles VII.
One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished in Alencon, and doubtless the South possesses others.
He of Bourges had emigrated; he of Touraine hid himself; he of Alencon fought in La Vendee and "chouanized" somewhat.
From thence we went to Bourges, were I had a tunic of flame-colored silk and a very fine pair of shoes with tassels of silk and drops of silver."
'Tis true; he gave my place in the nation of Normandy to little Ascanio Falzapada, who comes from the province of Bourges, since he is an Italian."
MEET Little Miss Bourges - the veteran racing pigeon who has delighted her owner for more than 15 years.