Ushant


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Ush·ant

 (ŭsh′ənt)
An island of northwest France in the Atlantic Ocean off western Brittany. Naval battles between the French and the British occurred off the island in 1778 and 1794.

Ushant

(ˈʌʃənt)
n
(Placename) an island off the NW coast of France, at the tip of Brittany: scene of naval battles in 1778 and 1794 between France and Britain. Area: about 16 sq km (6 sq miles). French name: Ouessant
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Ouessant
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For two days the yellow cog ran swiftly before a northeasterly wind, and on the dawn of the third the high land of Ushant lay like a mist upon the shimmering sky-line.
On the night of June 8-9, this mixed bag would have a violent encounter with a German opposite number in what became known as the Battle of Ushant.
Sabella was to replace a so-called submarine connector at the end of the export cable connecting the tidal turbine D 10 to shore on the Ushant Island in the Fromveur Strait.
We expect the strongest wind towards Ushant, at about 30 knots," said Gavignet.
While touring the ruins of Tintagel Castle by herself, Nan encounters its young, single owner, Ushant Folyat, Duke of Tintagel, and again falls under the spell of a cosmopolitan fantasy.
Meanwhile, in European waters, in the first major naval battle of the war, a French fleet under the comte d'Orvilliers clashed, also indecisively, with a comparably sized British fleet in the first battle of Ushant on 27 July 1778.
The second, originally called HMS Warspite, was renamed in 1716 and earned battle honours at Ushant in 1747 and Cape Francois in 1757.
And I tried to finish the poems I'd just written in my notebook out at Ushant.
6) The verses of what is described as a "Royal Navy Song" likely evolved from sailing directions for the English Channel as every notable point from Ushant to the North Foreland is mentioned.
Aged 17 at the time, he set a world record for the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo with assistance when he crossed the finishing line between Lizard Point and the French island of Ushant.
Ushant Udhas, a tourist said, "This is my first time in Manali and of course, my first time I'm seeing so much snow around.
The college student, aged 17 years and 164 days, crossed the finishing line between Lizard Point and Ushant, France, in the 50ft racing yacht Totallymoney.