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Cantal

[kahn-tal] /kɑ̃ˈtal/
noun
1.
a department in S central France. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km).
Capital: Aurillac.
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  • A traveller was making his way down towards Vic from the summit of Cantal, accompanied by a guide.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • We don't grow anything like corn enough for ourselves in the Cantal,' he said.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In some of the depths of Brittany, the heart of the Cantal, or the wastes of Lozre, this may be true.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • Cantal is situated in the middle of the central plateau of France.

  • Jean Cayrol, a native of Cantal, had been brought up amid the wild mountains of Auvergne.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • Among the least progressive regions, agriculturally speaking, must be pronounced the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Much larger farms, he told me, were to be found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Have the fromager of the Cantal hills and the Caussenard of the Lozrien steppe their legends, folklore, songs?

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He got the native of Cantal into the Hotel-Dieu, where he took the greatest care of him.

    The Atheist's Mass Honore de Balzac
  • Cantal possesses three of them, Hérault five, Burgundy two—no more, while Dauphiné reckons for itself alone up to fifteen marvels.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for Cantal

Cantal

/French kɑ̃tal/
noun
1.
a department of S central France, in the Auvergne region. Capital: Aurillac. Pop: 148 359 (2003 est). Area: 5779 sq km (2254 sq miles)
2.
a hard strong cheese made in this area
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