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Bastia

[bah-stee-uh; French ba-stya]
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noun
  1. a seaport on the NE coast of Corsica: the former capital of Corsica.
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Examples from the Web for bastia

Historical Examples

  • Well, in the prison at Bastia I had as my companion—not as my friend—this very man, Tomaso.

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    Prosper Merimee

  • There's a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia.

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    Prosper Merimee

  • I cannot imagine any one's loitering in Bastia longer than he can help.

  • The Bank sent a governor to Corsica yearly, who resided in Bastia.

  • Its head-quarters are in Bastia, where the general of the division resides.


British Dictionary definitions for bastia

Bastia

noun
  1. a port in NE Corsica: the main commercial and industrial town of the island: capital of Haute-Corse department. Pop: 37 884 (1999)
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