Landes


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Landes

(French lɑ̃d)
n
1. (Placename) a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Mont-de-Marsan. Pop: 341 254 (2003 est). Area: 9364 sq km (3652 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: occupies most of the Landes department and parts of Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne; consists chiefly of the most extensive forest in France. Area: 14 000 sq km (5400 sq miles)
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With him came Aylward and Hordle John, armed as of old, but mounted for their journey upon a pair of clumsy Landes horses, heavy-headed and shambling, but of great endurance, and capable of jogging along all day, even when between the knees of the huge archer, who turned the scale at two hundred and seventy pounds.
On the other side lay a strip of vineyard, and beyond it the desolate and sandy region of the Landes, all tangled with faded gorse and heath and broom, stretching away in unbroken gloom to the blue hills which lay low upon the furthest sky-line.
She, the daughter of a petty baron, who boasted for all his domains but a ruinous tower, and an unproductive vineyard, and some few leagues of the barren Landes of Bourdeaux, her name was known wherever deeds of arms were done, known wider than that of many a lady's that had a county for a dowery.
"Yes, it was related to me, a poor bishop, lost in the middle of the Landes, that the king had taken you as the confidant of his amours."
Es freut mich dass dies so ist, denn es muss, in ein haupts:achlich degree, h:oflich sein, dass man auf ein occasion like this, sein Rede in die Sprache des Landes worin he boards, aussprechen soll.
We will disguise ourselves as monster pulchinellos or shepherds of the Landes, and we shall have complete success."
Contract notice: analysis of the management of overtime by department of landes agents
One year after they were hired by the Marion Unit 2 Board of Education, Digital Literacy teachers Jess Landes and Kerri Young were back before the board last week to give a report on their progress.
The joys of Jersey WHAT a marvellous day I had last Sunday attending the showpiece Jersey Derby meeting at Les Landes. A cloudless sky and glorious sunshine was the backdrop to five exciting races involving some close finishes.
Alan Bailey Landes, whose address was not available, was on Hilyard Street around 7:30 p.m.
TONIGHT sees Cluny 2 welcome Brooklyn-based singer Dawn Landes.
Paul and Ringo are invited to come to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts this weekend, courtesy of Steve Landes.