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  1. Basel.
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Historical Examples

  • So they went to Basle, and here it was that another kind of letter came.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • On the third day, a paragraph in the Basle Zeitung told him everything.

    A Rent In A Cloud

    Charles James Lever

  • She ought to have eight at the very least; but wait till we come back from Basle.

    A Rent In A Cloud

    Charles James Lever

  • In the summer he was back at Basle and resumed the work in Froben's printing-office.

  • This had begun already on his first journey to Basle in 1514.

British Dictionary definitions for basle


Basel (ˈbɑːzəl)

  1. a canton of NW Switzerland, divided into the demicantons of Basle-Landschaft and Basle-Stadt . Pops.: 263 200 and 186 900 (2002 est). Areas: 427 sq km (165 sq miles) and 36 sq km (14 sq miles) respectively
  2. a city in NW Switzerland, capital of Basle canton, on the Rhine: oldest university in Switzerland. Pop: 165 000 (2002 est)
French name: Bâle
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