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Épinal

[ey-pee-nal] /eɪ piˈnal/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Vosges, in NE France.

Vosges

[vohzh] /voʊʒ/
noun
1.
a range of low mountains in NE France: highest peak, 4668 feet (1423 meters).
2.
a department in NE France. 2279 sq. mi. (5905 sq. km).
Capital: Épinal.
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  • The mulct to be imposed upon the parish of epinal was never exacted.

  • From Nancy, by way of epinal, we may easily reach the heart of the Vosges.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In the epinal Glossary the English words are thus relatively few.

    The evolution of English lexicography James Augustus Henry Murray
  • To the north of epinal, and about ten miles west of Nancy, is the third fortress—Toul.

  • After M. Goudin, on this occasion, there came two maiden ladies from epinal who were lodging at Granpere for change of air.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

    Anthony Trollope
  • There were epinal wares with figures in impossibly vivid colours; there were little cases and boxes with nobody knows what inside.

  • They seem to have been designed by ancestors of the epinal foundries, and stained by them with crude colours.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • The application of this term to the epinal and Erfurt glossaries (or the archetype) seems to me to be open to grave objection.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • She noticed that Julien was examining, with some curiosity, the uncouth pictures from epinal, with which the screens were covered.

  • Belfort and epinal are in difficult, mountainous country, further away from Paris and less valuable for railway purposes.

    The Wonder of War on Land

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for epinal

Vosges

/French voʒ/
noun
1.
a mountain range in E France, west of the Rhine valley. Highest peak: 1423 m (4672 ft)
2.
a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Épinal. Pop: 381 277 (2003 est). Area: 5903 sq km (2302 sq miles)
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