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[gret-nuh] /ˈgrɛt nə/
a city in SE Louisiana, near New Orleans. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One took the ferry; the other, the west bound train at Gretna.


    George Washington Cable
  • At length, in the last stage to Gretna Green, he met them upon their return.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • And then all at once the proof came—some people who lived at Gretna and had seen the marriage.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • He did not wait for her train to reach the city, but crossed the river and met her at Gretna.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • They are off, and what we have now to hope for is—that they will go to Gretna Green.

  • An offer to work in a factory at Gretna Green, wages to commence at 17s.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Gretna was sulky and silent, and his parents thought they had conquered.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • What was the last elopement that created any sensation at Gretna Green?

  • After that the romance of Gretna Green was as a tale that was told.

  • But when Gretna knew them no more, Jardine's chance had come.

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