[seynt pyair; French san pyer]
- a city on Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.
- a former city on Martinique, in the French West Indies: destroyed 1902, with the entire population of 26,000, by an eruption of the volcano Mt. Pelée.
St. Pierre and Miquelon
[mik-uh-lon; French meek-lawn]
- two small groups of islands off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas territory of France; important base for fishing. 3 sq. mi. (240 sq. km). Capital: St. Pierre.
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Examples from the Web for saint-pierre
The other man did, apparently, visit Saint-Pierre, and explore the vicinity.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
The proprietor is named Saint-Pierre, hence the name of the hotel.
Such testimony from Leibnitz must have been grateful to Saint-Pierre.Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)
Here Rousseau would have been as happy as on his island of Saint-Pierre.Life of Robert Burns
By an odd chance, I once saw a real scene contrasting remarkably with Saint-Pierre's sentimental melodrama.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
- a town on the coast of the French island of Martinique, destroyed by the eruption of Mont Pelée in 1902 with the loss of about 30 000 lives; later partly rebuilt
- Jacques Henri Bernardin de (ʒak ɑ̃ri bɛrnardɛ̃ də). 1737–1814, French author; his work, which was greatly influenced by the writings of Rousseau, includes Voyage à l'Île de France (1773), Études de la nature (1784, 1788), and La chaumière indienne (1791)
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