Picardy


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Pic·ar·dy

 (pĭk′ər-dē)
A historical region of northern France bordering on the English Channel. The name was first used in the 1200s for a number of small feudal holdings. Picardy was contested by France and England during the Hundred Years' War and became part of the French crown lands in 1477.

Picardy

(ˈpɪkədɪ)
n
(Placename) a region of N France: mostly low-lying; scene of heavy fighting in World War I. French name: Picardie

Pic•ar•dy

(ˈpɪk ər di)

n.
1. a historic region and former province in N France.
2. a metropolitan region in N France. 1,811,000; 7490 sq. mi. (19,399 sq. km).
French, Pi•car•die (pi karˈdi)
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Noun1.Picardy - a region of northern France on the English Channel
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations
Picardie

Picardy

[ˈpɪkədɪ] NPicardía f

Picardy

[ˈpɪkərdi] nPicardie f

Picardy

[ˈpɪkədɪ] nPiccardia
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Master Simon Sanguin, the Elector of Picardy, with his wife on the crupper!"
The regiments of Picardy, Navarre, Normandy, and Royal Vaisseau, followed after.
Peter Karsdale, who was but a common country lout newly brought over, with the English fleas still hopping under his doublet, laid his great hands upon the Sieur Amaury de Chatonville, who owns half Picardy, and had five thousand crowns out of him, with his horse and harness.
You may see in certain Flemish pictures the wives of burgomasters cut out by nature on the same pattern and wonderfully reproduced on canvas; but these dames wear fine robes of velvet and precious stuffs, whereas Madame Saillard possessed no robes, only that venerable garment called in Touraine and Picardy "cottes," elsewhere petticoats, or skirts pleated behind and on each side, with other skirts hanging over them.
"Because I have been fool enough to marry in Picardy."
"While his Eminence was seeking for me in Paris, I would take, without sound of drum or trumpet, the road to Picardy, and would go and make some inquiries concerning my three companions.
Within ten years Poulain abandoned his position as cure in Picardy, converted to Calvinism, and fled from the hostile environment of Paris to Geneva.
He was made abbot of Centula (Saint-Riquier), Picardy, in 794.
Despite the misleading title, this important book deals with just one province, Picardy. David Potter traces the transformation of this amorphous collection of sovereignties from disputed territory left by the collapse of the Burgundian state into France's premier bastion against the Burgundians' Habsburg successors.
Principal battles: Ceresole (Ceresole Alba) (1544); Renty (in Picardy) (1554); Saint-Quentin (1557); Dreux (1562); Saint-Denis (just outside Paris) (1567); Jarnac, La Roche-l'Abeille (La Roche-Abeille), Moncontour (1569); Arnay le Duc (1570).
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