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Niort

[nyawr] /nyɔr/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Deux-Sèvres, in W France.

Deux-Sèvres

[dœ-se-vruh] /dœˈsɛ vrə/
noun
1.
a department in W France. 2338 sq. mi. (6055 sq. km).
Capital: Niort.
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  • He was rewarded with the appointment of Commissary of Police at Niort.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • After Rougon's return to office he was appointed prefect at Niort.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • "I do not think there is any fear of an attack from Niort," the Admiral said.

  • He made Niort his head-quarters, and kept a great establishment there.

  • Strong garrisons were sent to defend Niort and Angoulême, while the main part of the beaten army retired to Rochelle.

    For The Admiral W.J. Marx
  • As Anjou advanced southward, Partenay was abandoned without a blow, and after occupying it he pushed on toward Niort.

  • In the swamps of Niort six hundred children of Nantes were rounded up, massacred, and atrociously mutilated.

  • As the Huguenots were returning to Niort, the traitor found the conjuncture he desired.

  • Meanwhile Niort, in discouragement, surrendered to the Roman Catholic army.

  • The division of Niort comprised fifteen thousand six hundred infantry, and thirteen hundred and eighty cavalry.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Niort

Niort

/French njɔr/
noun
1.
a market town in W France. Pop: 56 663 (1999)

Deux-Sèvres

/French døsɛvrə/
noun
1.
a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Niort. Pop: 347 652 (2003 est). Area: 6054 sq km (2337 sq miles)
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