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(Placename) the French name for Brittany1


(ˈbrɪt n i)

1. a historic region in NW France, on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: a former duchy and province.
2. a metropolitan region in NW France. 2,796,000; 10,505 sq. mi. (27,208 sq. km).
French, Bretagne.
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Noun1.Bretagne - a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Breton - a native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)
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He received also the office of admiral, which had been held by his father, the Duc de Vendome and an indemnity for his houses and castles, demolished by the Parliament of Bretagne.
She alone would have introduced, out of busy idleness, a sort of Dutch cleanliness into a house on the confines of Bretagne and Normandie,--a region where they take pride in professing an utter indifference to comfort.
In the story of the Boy and the Mantle even a mature reader may be surprised with a glow of virtuous pleasure at the triumph of the gentle Venelas; and indeed all the postulates of elfin annals,--that the fairies do not like to be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted; that who seeks a treasure must not speak; and the like,--I find true in Concord, however they might be in Cornwall or Bretagne.
In 2001, Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) and Corliss were deployed to New York City shortly after the World Trade Center attack They joined hundreds of other SAR teams from around the world, working at Ground Zero 12 hours a day for two weeks straight.
A une question posee sur les repercussions de la sortie de la Grande Bretagne de l'Union Europeenne, Ibrahim Debache, PDG de la societe Ennakl automobiles a repondu qu'il ne croit pas qu'il y aura un impact direct sur le marche automobile en Tunisie.
Le diplomate britannique a dit que la reunion a egalement passe en revue le volume des projets et programmes du developpement et de services mis en place par la Bretagne dans les Etats de l'Est-Soudan.
A preliminary financing contract for 100 million for the high-speed rail project for Bretagne was signed, on 28 September in Rennes, by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Region Bretagne - out of a total financing of 300 million.
24 June 2009 - Unicopa has announced that Terrena and Coopagri Bretagne will be acquiring its animal feed division Nutrea.
Multipacks of frozen vegetables distributed in 150-gram to 400-gram microwaveable steam pouches are now being produced at the Gelagri Bretagne processing plant in Santaella, Spain.
Cathedraloscope, near the famous Mont Saint Michel in the French Bretagne, features an authentic operating cathedral with interpretive center.
But for all the international flavor,Athens' Hotel Grande Bretagne is a firmly Greek institution.
Bretagne LLC, IPAA member, receives 45% premium for Drilling Rig sold through Online Auction