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Bastia

[bah-stee-uh; French ba-stya] /bɑˈsti ə; French baˈstya/
noun
1.
a seaport on the NE coast of Corsica: the former capital of Corsica.
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  • We brewed our own tea in a bran-new coffee-pot, purchased for that purpose at Bastia.

  • There's a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • A drive in the country about Bastia shows a landscape rich in hills and pines, but in nothing else.

    As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge
  • I cannot imagine any one's loitering in Bastia longer than he can help.

  • He rode away at a sharp trot, not towards Bastia, but down the valley of Vasselot.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • I have several times been asked what the principal industry of Bastia was.

    As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge
  • It is known that, for two months, I blockaded Bastia with a squadron; only fifty sacks of flour got into the town.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • He is stationed at Bastia, and is connected with the railway scheme.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • Its head-quarters are in Bastia, where the general of the division resides.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • If you are placed in command at Bastia, how many, or how few men will suffice?

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for Bastia

Bastia

/ˈbɑːstjə/
noun
1.
a port in NE Corsica: the main commercial and industrial town of the island: capital of Haute-Corse department. Pop: 37 884 (1999)
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