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Belle Isle

noun
1.
Strait of, a strait between Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 10–15 miles (16–24 km) wide.
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  • I fancy you are right, monsieur, and that belle-isle does belong to M. Fouquet, in fact.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "They have commenced the siege of belle-isle," replied the officer.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Now the inhabitants and defenders of belle-isle know nothing of this arrest.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "I have the plan of the fortifications of belle-isle," said the king.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Shall I not have the happiness of conducting your majesty to my residence of belle-isle?

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • Buckingham was conversing with Fouquet, who was talking with him aloud about belle-isle.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • It is more than you will need to get on board a vessel and flee to belle-isle, which I give you as a place of refuge.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • But belle-isle will be for me whatever ground I wish it to be.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • Do you think I have the slightest pretensions upon the fortifications at belle-isle?

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Now the inhabitants and defenders of belle-isle know nothing of that arrest.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for belle-isle

Belle Isle

noun
1.
an island in the Atlantic, at the N entrance to the Strait of Belle Isle, between Labrador and Newfoundland. Area: about 39 sq km (15 sq miles)
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