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city in Portugal (Portuguese Bragança), from Celtic briga "height"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Meantime the explosion took place, and in 1640 John of braganza was proclaimed king of an independent Portugal.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • The daughter of a braganza does not unite herself with a pauper.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • The braganza is a diamond of yesterday, hence the account of its finding is clear, minute and accurate.

  • At last reports the boy was still with braganza and may be there yet.

  • After the death of Bonius, she was married to a nobleman of braganza; and finally, and for a third time, to a gentleman of Verona.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • This was, however, the unhappy fate which awaited Catherine of braganza.

    Royalty Restored J. Fitzgerald Molloy
  • Catherine of braganza was a young and complaisant Queen, and Charles, though a faithless husband, respected her.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • It took them four days to reach Oporto, where they met their brethren from braganza and Braga.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • He shared the fall of the Duke of braganza, whose popularity was hateful to Alfonso's successor.

  • Ombre had been introduced in the previous century by Catherine of braganza, and quadrille was another favorite game of hers.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore

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