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Brecon

/ˈbrɛkən/
noun
1.
a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
2.
short for Breconshire
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  • The Prossers were the younger branch of a Brecknockshire family who had become sadlers and mercers in brecon.

  • In 1266 he inflicted a crushing defeat on Mortimer at brecon.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • The Duke of brecon was a gentleman easily offended, but not one of those who ever confined their sense of injury to mere words.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • I had stolen that pair of oxen, and I dared not drive them through brecon.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The farmer at Newton, just one mile beyond the bridge at brecon, had one very fine bull, but with a very short tail.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The Duke of brecon would not have dined ill, had he honored this household.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • "Well, I rather believe in the Duke of brecon," she replied.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • "I suppose the wedding of the season—the wedding of weddings—will be the Duke of brecon's," she said.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • His son occupied a farm a few miles from brecon, about thirty years ago; and two of his sisters resided in the town.

  • In 1846 a college for this purpose was established at brecon, and then removed to Swansea.

    A Short History of Wales Owen M. Edwards

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