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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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  • They formed their settlement at what later became petropolis.

    The German Element in Brazil

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

    The German Element in Brazil

    Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • 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
  • The journey by carriage through the Sierra from Fragosa to petropolis is extremely beautiful.

  • 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
  • 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
  • One was directed to petropolis, a colony founded by Germans in the heart of scenery of the most exquisite character.

  • The colony of petropolis proved to be situated in the depth of a virgin forest, at an elevation of 2500 feet above the sea-level.

  • Men and women often bring into petropolis and offer for sale beautiful orchids, which they find in the woods not far away.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • The palace at petropolis is, with its extensive grounds, now offered for sale, the country having no further use for palaces.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
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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