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a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
short for Breconshire
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  • In 1266 he inflicted a crushing defeat on Mortimer at brecon.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • Very singular,” said I, “that they should make a thief mayor of brecon.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • I had stolen that pair of oxen, and I dared not drive them through brecon.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • "Well, I rather believe in the Duke of brecon," she replied.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • The Duke of brecon would not have dined ill, had he honored this household.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • "I suppose the wedding of the season—the wedding of weddings—will be the Duke of brecon's," she said.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • In 1846 a college for this purpose was established at brecon, and then removed to Swansea.

    A Short History of Wales Owen M. Edwards
  • He himself is a native of the town of brecon, as was his father also.

  • But early in August Buckingham withdrew from the court to brecon.

  • Gower was immediately to the south-west of Hereford's lordship of brecon.

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