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Le Puy

[luh pwee] /lə ˈpwi/
a city in and the capital of Haute-Loire, in central France: cathedral. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • (b.) Domite is the name applied to the trachytic rocks of the Auvergne district and the puy de Dme particularly.

  • Ven I go to sleep, puy one pail of pranty for ze Soldaten, ant zey will sleep.

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy
  • We need not pursue the story with Pascal, up to the top of the puy de Dme.

  • I sold lots of Auvergnats last year, after the battle of puy.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • He bay for all he puy at mein shdore, und dot is vot die oder beobles do not alvays do.

    Diamond Dyke George Manville Fenn
  • Adhemar, bishop of puy, was the first to receive it from the pope's hands.

  • The evidence for the still older implements of Thenay is of the same nature as that for those of puy Courny.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • Adhemar, Bishop of puy, was first to receive the holy symbol.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • V'y you don'd puy dot revolfer, den, und gif a poor man a drade?

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • Among these victims was the good and beloved Adhemar, Bishop of puy.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
Word Origin and History for puy

"conical volcanic hill," especially those in Auvergne, 1858, from French puy, from Latin podium "a height, balcony," literally "support" (see podium).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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