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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. 2018.
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  • The only height she remembered was the puy de Dome, rounded off at the summit like a hump.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Adhemar, bishop of puy, was the first to receive it from the pope's hands.

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

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

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • Among these victims was the good and beloved Adhemar, Bishop of puy.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • Adhemar, Bishop of puy, was first to receive the holy symbol.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • puy is a thoroughly sound artist, and so in a smaller way is Manguin.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • A good element of the clergy, notably the Bishop of puy, by word and example sought to stay the full flood of wickedness.

    Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
  • Godfrey and the good Bishop of puy strove earnestly to put heart into the soldiers.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • 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
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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