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British Dictionary definitions for brecon

Brecon

Brecknock (ˈbrɛknɒk)

noun
  1. a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
  2. short for Breconshire
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Examples from the Web for brecon

Historical Examples

  • 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