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Poitou

[pwa-too] /pwaˈtu/
noun
1.
a region and former province in W France.
2.
Gate of, a wide pass near Poitiers.
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  • He did so, and returned nominally to Poitou, but in reality in secret to Paris.

    Reflections Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • Gaspard Vaillant had been a landowner near Civray, in Poitou.

  • I have seen it on my own estate in Poitou, and can make every allowance for them.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • You are only ten days' journey from Poitou, and I should advise you to start at once.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • As soon as spring set in, the Poitou regiment marched to join the marshal.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • You will be surprised to hear that I am going to visit my estates in Poitou.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • He found where the regiment of Poitou were stationed and at once proceeded there on foot.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • The regiment of Poitou had suffered heavily in the battles of Freiburg.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • So in 1241 he picked a quarrel with the good King Lewis, and invaded Poitou.

    A History of England

    Charles Oman
  • Hounds of the La Vende and Poitou breeds are also used at boar-hunts.

    A History of Champagne Henry Vizetelly
British Dictionary definitions for Poitou

Poitou

/French pwatu/
noun
1.
a former province of W central France, on the Atlantic. Chief town: Poitiers
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