Tarbes


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Tarbes

(French tarb)
n
(Placename) a town in SW France: noted for the breeding of Anglo-Arab horses. Pop: 48 166 (2011)
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"Yes, but before we can kill him -- and he will be hard to kill, that Swiss -- he will shriek out and the whole picket will come, and we shall be taken like foxes, we, who are lions, and thrown into some dungeon, where we shall not even have the consolation of seeing this frightful gray sky of Rueil, which no more resembles the sky of Tarbes than the moon is like the sun.
it was my ill fate to slay him in a bickering which broke out in a field near the township of Tarbes. I cannot call to mind how the thing came about, for it was in the year of the Prince's ride through Languedoc, when there was much fine skirmishing to be had at barriers.
Don Quixote took windmills for giants, and sheep for armies; D'Artagnan took every smile for an insult, and every look as a provocation--whence it resulted that from Tarbes to Meung his fist was constantly doubled, or his hand on the hilt of his sword; and yet the fist did not descend upon any jaw, nor did the sword issue from its scabbard.
The video was taken during the Tour de France's 14th stage from Tarbes to Tourmalet Barages.
Charvis scored a vital second-half try from a tap penalty as Second Division Tarbes pipped Aurillac 19-17 --a win which moves Tarbes up to fifth in the table.
In a separate development yesterday,Wales captain Colin Charvis' move to France was hanging in the balance as the row over his registration for new club Tarbes raged on.
COLIN CHARVIS' lucrative move to Tarbes may stumble over a financial obstacle.