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St. Pierre

[seynt pyair; French san pyer] /ˌseɪnt ˈpyɛər; French sɛ̃ ˈpyɛr/
noun
1.
a city on Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.
2.
a former city on Martinique, in the French West Indies: destroyed 1902, with the entire population of 26,000, by an eruption of the volcano Mt. Pelée.

St. Pierre and Miquelon

[mik-uh-lon; French meek-lawn] /ˌmɪk əˈlɒn; French mikˈlɔ̃/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
two small groups of islands off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas territory of France; important base for fishing. 3 sq. mi. (240 sq. km).
Capital: St. Pierre.
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  • Mrs. St. Pierre Lawrence, for the first time in her life, was not sure of herself.

    The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman
  • St. Pierre's only informant was his deep knowledge of the human heart.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • We lay to for three days, and when the storm abated put into the French island St. Pierre, almost exhausted.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • “I got good news,” said St. Pierre, with no softening of countenance.

    Bonaventure George Washington Cable
  • That the two were well known in St. Pierre sur Loire, where they had lived for many years in the relationship mentioned.

    The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow Anna Katharine Green
  • St. Pierre, at this period of his life, certainly did not possess them.

    Paul and Virginia Bernardin de Saint Pierre
  • Mrs. St. Pierre Lawrence appeared to be mollified, and turned toward the house with a gesture inviting him to walk with her.

    The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman
  • Field forges were established at St. Pierre to dismount the guns.

  • The situation of St. Pierre, overlooking the Seine, was pretty enough.

  • That day she and one of her daughters happened to be far away from St. Pierre.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe

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