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(French lɔrjɑ̃)
(Placename) a port in W France, on the Bay of Biscay. Pop: 60 286 (2006)



a seaport in NW France, on the Bay of Biscay. 64,675.
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This idea soon became so insupportable to her that at the risk of whatever terrible consequences might result to herself from it, she implored the captain to put her on shore; but the captain, eager to escape from his false position-placed between French and English cruisers, like the bat between the mice and the birds--was in great haste to regain England, and positively refused to obey what he took for a woman's caprice, promising his passenger, who had been particularly recommended to him by the cardinal, to land her, if the sea and the French permitted him, at one of the ports of Brittany, either at Lorient or Brest.
She allowed the vessel to pass Lorient and Brest without repeating her request to the captain, who, on his part, took care not to remind her of it.
Lorient Capital Management has announced it has closed Lorient Healthcare Fund at its hard cap of USD 122 million, the company said.
The German U-Boat Base at Lorient, France; Volume 1: June 1940 - June 1941
NEWLY-PROMOTED Nantes are facing the prospect of being stripped of the three points they won on the opening weekend of the season and they could be dealt another blow at Lorient today where the home side look value 6-5 shots to grab the victory, writes Dan Childs.
Aer Arann is further expanding its European network with the introduction of three new services from Liege to Luton, Birmingham and Lorient in South Brittany and a new service from Luton to Angers in the Loire Valley and from Cardiff to Lorient.
The Aussie midfielder has over two years of his contract to run with French First Division side FC Lorient but he's desperate to get away.
For example, Rob Mann, CEO and founder of Newton Abbot, England-based Lorient Polyproducts Ltd., a multinational manufacturer of fire and smoke seals, recently asked me what I thought of Lorient entering into a technological joint venture with one of its competitors.
MONTPELLIER v LORIENT 7pm IN-FORM Lorient travel to the Stade de la Mosson to take on reigning champions Montpellier in French Ligue 1 this evening writes Ben Roe.