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Poitiers

[pwa-tyey] /pwaˈtyeɪ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Vienne, in W France: Roman ruins; battles a.d. 507, 732, 1356.

Vienne

[vyen] /vyɛn/
noun
1.
a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins.
2.
a department in W France. 2720 sq. mi. (7045 sq. km).
Capital: Poitiers.
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  • It so happened that the Bishop of Poitiers was in his diocese at the time.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • It need scarcely be said that the Crescent referred to Diana of Poitiers.

  • It is out of the question for us to think of returning to Poitiers.

  • There is also glass of much the same sort at Poitiers, Bourges, and Rheims.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • Much of old Poitiers has been destroyed; and new Poitiers is by no means beautiful.

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello
  • The church of Montierneuf is one of the most ancient in Poitiers.

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello
  • The modern language of corrupted peers, Or what was spoke at Cressy and Poitiers?

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope
  • Alaric (son-in-law of Theodoric), defeated and killed by Clovis at Poitiers, 9; 52.

  • It was with perfect justice that she had received the name of the "Belle of Poitiers."

    The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
  • I am the son of the wealthiest man in Poitiers, and I have lived like a laborer's child.

    The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for Poitiers

Poitiers

/French pwatje/
noun
1.
a city in S central France: capital of the former province of Poitou until 1790; scene of the battle (1356) in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French; university (1432). Pop: 83 448 (1999)

Vienne

/French vjɛn/
noun
1.
a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Poitiers. Pop: 402 555 (2003 est). Area: 7044 sq km (2747 sq miles)
2.
a town in SE France, on the River Rhône: extensive Roman remains Ancient name Vienna
3.
a river in SW central France, flowing west and north to the Loire below Chinon. Length: over 350 km (200 miles)
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