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[ey-ruh n-brahyt-shtahyn] /ˌeɪ rənˈbraɪt ʃtaɪn/
a fortress in Coblenz, Germany, built in the 12th century. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Further on, a French garrison was in Ehrenbreitstein, firing down upon Coblentz, which had just been taken by the imperialists.

    The Thirty Years' War Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • At Coblentz we remained a day, in order to visit the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • The object of his choice was a young widow, Maria Magdalena, daughter of the head cook at the castle of Ehrenbreitstein.

  • But, after all, Drachenfels and Ehrenbreitstein had no great interest for him.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • The fortress is Ehrenbreitstein, the Gibraltar of the Rhine, capable of holding an army of men.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Ehrenbreitstein, signifies in German, "the broad stone of honour."

  • He was taken up that very evening by a soldier at Coblentz, for making a sketch of Ehrenbreitstein.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • That evening I rode by rail to Ehrenbreitstein which is opposite to Coblentz.

    The Youthful Wanderer George H. Heffner
  • In January, 1799, Ehrenbreitstein succumbed, and the French occupied the fortress.

  • Ehrenbreitstein is not only a very strong and important fortification, but it guards a very important point.

    Rollo on the Rhine Jacob Abbott

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