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Gironde

[juh-rond; French zhee-rawnd] /dʒəˈrɒnd; French ʒiˈrɔ̃d/
noun
1.
an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 miles (72 km) long.
2.
a department in SW France. 4141 sq. mi. (10,725 sq. km).
Capital: Bordeaux.
3.
the Gironde, the party of the Girondists.
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  • Pauillac, a port for Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • It is from there down to the mouth of the Gironde that their cruisers are so thick.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The Mountain is the truly faithful party, hence to the guillotine with the Gironde.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • Until November last Bordeaux, and indeed the whole of the Gironde, was moderate.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The Mountain is loud, the Gironde is loud and deaf; all lips are foamy.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • The hero is an inhabitant of the Gironde and not a member of the party which bore that name.

    Hilaire Belloc C. Creighton Mandell
  • The Gironde lies before us, and once over the bar, and under shelter of the Tour de Cordouan, all will be well with us.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The action moves from a town in the Gironde to the frontiers.

    Hilaire Belloc C. Creighton Mandell
  • It takes its name from the river or estuary of the Gironde formed by the union of the Garonne and Dordogne.

  • In France they were formerly found in the rivers of Brittany, and in the Gironde.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for Gironde

Gironde

/French ʒirɔ̃d/
noun
1.
a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
2.
an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)
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