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Bruges

[broo-jiz, broozh; French bryzh] /ˈbru dʒɪz, bruʒ; French brüʒ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Belgium: connected by canal with its seaport, Zeebrugge.
Flemish Brugge
[brœkh-uh] /ˈbrœx ə/ (Show IPA)
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West Flanders

noun
1.
a province in W Belgium. 1249 sq. mi. (3235 sq. km).
Capital: Bruges.
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  • Spices in Bruges sold for two or three times what they cost in Venice.

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  • Its main market was at Bruges in Flanders, which was then a bee-hive of industry and thrift.

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  • A year later, at his meeting with Charles at Bruges, he treated the Emperor as an equal.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Also the same yere was treted at Bruges for the pees betwen the too reaumes.

  • It was the port of the great and rich manufacturing towns of Bruges and Ghent.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • Strangely enough, it was not the charter of Bruges which was chosen, but that of Arras.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bruges

Bruges

/bruːʒ; French bryʒ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Belgium, capital of West Flanders province: centre of the medieval European wool and cloth trade. Pop: 117 025 (2004 est) Flemish name Brugge (ˈbryxə)

West Flanders

noun
1.
a province of W Belgium: the country's chief agricultural province. Capital: Bruges. Pop: 1 135 802 (2004 est). Area: 3132 sq km (1209 sq miles)
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