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Chur

[koo r] /kʊər/
noun
1.
a town in and the capital of Grisons, in E Switzerland.

Grisons

[French gree-zawn] /French griˈzɔ̃/
noun
1.
a canton in E Switzerland. 2747 sq. mi. (7115 sq. km).
Capital: Chur.
German Graubünden.
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  • He became a Christian, and was baptized by the Bishop of Chur.

  • Like Lausanne or Chur or Sitten, the bishop was also a powerful chief.

  • At Chur we slept, and early next morning started for our homeward drive to Davos.

  • He decided that, before quitting Chur, he would borrow money on this ring, or that he would try to sell it.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • The morning of the following day the enemy arrived at Chur, whence he proceeded to Berne.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • Chur–chair–r–r–r,” he cried, and very soon the whole of the birds in the neighbourhood were out to see what it all meant.

    Featherland George Manville Fenn
  • In addition to this note Horsfield's nightjar emits a low soft Chur, Chur, Chur.

  • In the cathedral at Chur, his statue appears surrounded by other sainted persons of his family.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • At Chur, we turned to the right, into the mountains, and followed up the branch known as the Vorder Rhine.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers
  • By chance, however, Bunsen came to Chur on a visit to his brother-in-law, at whose house I first met him.

British Dictionary definitions for Chur

chur

/tʃɜː/
sentence substitute (NZ)
1.
an informal expression of agreement
Word Origin

Chur

/German kuːr/
noun
1.
a city in E Switzerland, capital of Graubünden canton. Pop: 32 989 (2000) Ancient name Curia Rhaetorum (ˈkuːrɪə riːˈtəʊrəm; ˈkjuː-) French name Coire

Grisons

/ɡrizɔ̃/
noun
1.
the French name for Graubünden
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