saint-mihiel

St.-Mihiel

[san-mee-yel]
noun
a town in NE France, on the Meuse River, NW of Nancy: captured by American forces 1918.
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Saint-Mihiel (French sɛ̃mjɛl)
 
n
a village in NE France, on the River Meuse: site of a battle in World War I, in which the American army launched its first offensive in France

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saint-mihiel

town, Meuse departement, Lorraine region, northeastern France. It lies on the right bank of the Meuse River, 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Verdun. The town grew around a Benedictine abbey, founded in 709. The abbey buildings (17th- and 18th-century) are now occupied mainly by a school and a library. The Churches of Saint-Michel and Saint-Etienne have works by the 16th-century sculptor Ligier Richier, who was a native of the town.

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