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Petrópolis

[pi-traw-poo-lis] /pɪˈtrɔ pʊ lɪs/
noun
1.
a city in SE Brazil, NE of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Railways have been formed in the Brazils, and one runs to petropolis, a summer resort of the principal inhabitants.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • They formed their settlement at what later became petropolis.

    The German Element in Brazil Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • They surrendered and sent their resignations by telegraph to the Emperor at petropolis, twenty-five miles away in the mountains.

  • Since 1850 there has been but little German immigration into the petropolis colony.

    The German Element in Brazil Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • President Penna made it manifest on the first day when he met the officers at petropolis.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • The journey by carriage through the Sierra from Fragosa to petropolis is extremely beautiful.

  • petropolis is extremely attractive in many respects, the scenery round about it very much resembling that of Switzerland.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • It is impossible to speak of Rio without mentioning petropolis, which owes its success to the yellow-fever mosquito.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • About half way between these two extremes we might range the case of petropolis in Rio de Janeiro.

    The German Element in Brazil Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • Your friends take possession of you, and while you are dawdling in Rio all your correspondence is lying unanswered at petropolis.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for petropolis

Petrópolis

/Portuguese peˈtrɔpulis/
noun
1.
a city in SE Brazil, north of Rio de Janeiro: resort. Pop: 280 000 (2005 est)
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