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[aw-ren-se] /ɔˈrɛn sɛ/
a city in N Spain, NW of Madrid. Unabridged
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  • The line from Leon to Orense also traverses a remarkable series of tunnels, bridges and deep cuttings.

  • Orense gave him an opening, and the country was for a moment at his mercy.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • The bridge ascends from each end to something of a point in the centre, and is one of the wonders of Orense.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • The influence of the cathedral of Santiago is self-evident in the cathedral of Orense.

  • Cf. similar corbel capitals in the nave of the cathedral of Orense in Galicia.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • The approach to the city by rail from Orense is simply superb.

  • This monastic church, at one time owned by Templars, is situated outside the city boundary on the Orense road.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • He was born of hidalgo parents near Orense, where his casa solar stands, still lived in by a Feijo of to-day.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • At the end of eight days the news came that Soult, having made all his preparations, had left Orense on his march southward.

    With Moore at Corunna G. A. Henty
  • The journey from Vigo to Orense occupied five hours; and there was the same time spent on the return, which the newsvendor made.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Orense


/Spanish oˈrense/
a city in NW Spain, in Galicia on the Miño River: warm springs. Pop: 109 475 (2003 est) Galician name Ourense
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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