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Quimper

[kan-per] /kɛ̃ˈpɛr/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of Finistère, in NW France: noted for pottery manufacture.

Finistère

[fin-uh-stair; French fee-nee-ster] /ˌfɪn əˈstɛər; French fi niˈstɛr/
noun
1.
a department in W France. 2714 sq. mi. (7030 sq. km).
Capital: Quimper.
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Historical Examples
  • The soldiers were landed at Sarzeau, and then transferred immediately to Quimper.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • The nuns had ever been good and generous and helpful to the people of Quimper.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • The only objector ever met with by the writer was a Gascon who kept a pharmacy at Quimper.

    Rambles in Brittany Francis Miltoun
  • Bishop Rainaud laid the first stone of Quimper Cathedral in 1239.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • "Ces messieurs are going to Quimper," she exclaimed that last morning.

    The Argosy Various
  • "It always rains at Quimper," said Catherine, and she was only quoting a proverb.

    The Argosy Various
  • The soldiers were landed at Sarzeau, and were sent off at once toward Quimper.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • Nothing we saw in Brittany compared with it, excepting the Cathedral of Quimper.

    The Argosy Various
  • We played at being horses, too, driving each other in the garden, where we spent most of our days when at Quimper.

  • He seemed very fond of his home at Quimper when he was in it, but he seldom graced it with his presence.

British Dictionary definitions for Quimper

Quimper

/French kɛ̃pɛr/
noun
1.
a city in NW France: capital of Finistère department. Pop: 63 238 (1999)

Finistère

/ˌfɪnɪˈstɛə; French finistɛr/
noun
1.
a department of NW France, at the tip of the Breton peninsula. Capital: Quimper. Pop: 863 798 (2003 est). Area: 7029 sq km (2741 sq miles)
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