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Dordogne

[dawr-dawn-yuh] /dɔrˈdɔn yə/
noun
1.
a river in SW France, flowing W to the Gironde estuary. 300 miles (485 km) long.
2.
a department in SW central France. 3561 sq. mi. (9225 sq. km).
Capital: Périgueux.
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  • Are you bound, like the others, to join one of the lords on the Dordogne?

  • Among the reindeer hunters of the Dordogne were artists of no mean ability.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • The rock castles on the Vzre and the Dordogne all bear traces of having been burnt.

    Nomi S. Baring-Gould
  • The ascent continued to Thivirs, a tiny village of the Dordogne.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • The principal affluent of the Dordogne in this department is the Isle.

  • And the journey through the valleys of the Garonne and the Dordogne had been undertaken.

    The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman
  • Of special interest to us is a representation of a mammoth found engraved on a piece of mammoth tusk in one of the Dordogne caves.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Tents were struck, prayers said, and about nine o'clock we moved off the ground in the direction of the Dordogne.

    For The Admiral W.J. Marx
  • We had a route-march over the pass through the mountains, a lovely ride, reminding me of the Dordogne.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for Dordogne

Dordogne

/French dɔrdɔɲ/
noun
1.
a river in SW France, rising in the Auvergne Mountains and flowing southwest and west to join the Garonne river and form the Gironde estuary. Length: 472 km (293 miles)
2.
a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Périgueux. Pop: 392 291 (2003 est). Area: 9224 sq km (3597 sq miles)
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