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Ehrenbreitstein

[ey-ruh n-brahyt-shtahyn] /ˌeɪ rənˈbraɪt ʃtaɪn/
noun
1.
a fortress in Coblenz, Germany, built in the 12th century.
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  • We expect a citadel to look like Gibraltar or Ehrenbreitstein at least.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • At Coblentz we remained a day, in order to visit the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • In January, 1799, Ehrenbreitstein succumbed, and the French occupied the fortress.

  • But, after all, Drachenfels and Ehrenbreitstein had no great interest for him.

    Under False Pretences

    Adeline Sergeant
  • Ehrenbreitstein, signifies in German, "the broad stone of honour."

  • That evening I rode by rail to Ehrenbreitstein which is opposite to Coblentz.

    The Youthful Wanderer George H. Heffner
  • He was taken up that very evening by a soldier at Coblentz, for making a sketch of Ehrenbreitstein.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Ehrenbreitstein is not only a very strong and important fortification, but it guards a very important point.

    Rollo on the Rhine

    Jacob Abbott
  • All of which was very sensible, though Mayor Ehrenbreitstein did not appreciate that fact.

    Over the Plum Pudding John Kendrick Bangs
  • Paula did not reply to either of these remarks, being seemingly so interested in Ehrenbreitstein's heights as not to hear them.

    A Laodicean Thomas Hardy

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