Havre


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Havre

(ˈhɑːvrə; French ɑvrə)
n
(Placename) See Le Havre

Le Ha•vre

(lə ˈhɑ vrə; Fr. lə ˈa vrə)
n.
a seaport in N France, at the mouth of the Seine. 200,411. Also called Havre.
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After making suitable allowances for my true value before I was embellished, the cost of the lace and of the work, Desiree was not far from the mark; but the Colonel saw that she wanted money, and he knew that two napoleons and a half, with his management, would carry him from Paris to Havre. It is true he had spent the difference that morning on an eye-glass that he never used, or when he did it was only to obscure his vision; but the money was not lost, as it aided in persuading the world he was a colonel and was afflicted with that genteel defect, an imperfect vision.
{management = in Cooper's time, a word suggesting conniving or unscrupulous manipulation; Havre = le Havre, an important French port}
As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent.
Afterwards she must double back to Havre and take the Bordlaise for New York on Saturday.
One of my friends, Captain Paul Bos of Havre, has often affirmed that he met one of these monsters of colossal dimensions in the Indian seas.
Ordinarily, they rested in a field facing the ocean, with Deauville on their left, and Havre on their right.
He had, a fortnight before extorted from the Comte de Guiche a hundred pistoles, all he had, to assist in equipping him properly to go and meet Madame, on her arrival at Havre. He had drawn from Malicorne, three days before, fifty pistoles, the price of the brevet obtained for Montalais.
She sails from Havre in two days under sealed orders.
I left by the first steamer that sailed from New York--a French vessel which brought me to Havre. I continued my lonely journey to the South of France.
Bertuccio," said he; "I am desirous of having an estate by the seaside in Normandy -- for instance, between Havre and Boulogne.
There he imbibed his first love of adventure, listening, as be says in 'Redburn,' while his father 'of winter evenings, by the well-remembered sea-coal fire in old Greenwich Street, used to tell my brother and me of the monstrous waves at sea, mountain high, of the masts bending like twigs, and all about Havre and Liverpool.' The death of his father in reduced circumstances necessitated the removal of his mother and the family of eight brothers and sisters to the village of Lansingburg, on the Hudson River.