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Bienne

[byen]
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noun
  1. Lake of, a lake in NW Switzerland: traces of prehistoric lake dwellings. 16 sq. mi. (41 sq. km).
Also called Lake Biel.German Bielersee.
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Examples from the Web for bienne

Historical Examples

  • It connects with the Lake of Bienne by a stream tamed to service.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole

  • On my departure from the island, Kirkeberguer accompanied me to Bienne.

  • I took the freedom to reply in the same lingo: Bienne, femme!

    St. Ives

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Some of the Swiss lake-dwellings of Neuchatel and Bienne belong to this epoch.

  • The Lake of Bienne, in Switzerland, has been gradually silting up along its margins from time immemorial.


British Dictionary definitions for bienne

Bienne

noun
  1. the French name for Biel
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