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Left Bank

A district of Paris on the southern, or left, bank of the Seine River. It has long been noted for its artistic and intellectual life.

Left Bank

n
(Placename) a district of Paris, on the S bank of the River Seine; frequented by artists, students, etc

Left′ Bank′


n.
a part of Paris, France, on the S bank of the Seine: frequented by artists, writers, and students.
Left′-Bank′, adj.
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Noun1.Left Bank - the region of Paris on the southern bank of the SeineLeft Bank - the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
capital of France, City of Light, French capital, Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
Quai d'Orsay - the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
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At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
The University covered the left bank of the Seine, from the Tournelle to the Tour de Nesle, points which correspond in the Paris of to-day, the one to the wine market, the other to the mint.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
In few moments he was flung upon the gravel at the foot of the left bank of the stream -- the southern bank -- and behind a projecting point which concealed him from his enemies.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.