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Vannes

[van] /van/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Morbihan, in NW France.

Morbihan

[mawr-bee-ahn] /mɔr biˈɑ̃/
noun
1.
a department in W France. 2738 sq. mi. (7090 sq. km).
Capital: Vannes.
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  • She was not born at Nancy, but at Vannes, and she was but seven years old in 1813.

  • You would not have run away from Vannes as you did, perhaps?

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Across the gulf into which you were about to fall," replied the bishop of Vannes.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • She is about 100 tons, from Vannes, loaded with salt, for Havre.

  • They have chosen their anchorage at the foot of the bay, near the harbor of Vannes.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • They were the chiefs and elders of the town and tribe of Vannes, all white-haired fathers.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • I was unable to believe so much time had passed since the battle of Vannes.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • And there is a fair sprinkling to be met with at Sarzeau and Vannes, I believe, your eminence?

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • There is hardly a town in the whole of Brittany so ancient as Vannes.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Intelligence of the Tudors being at Vannes was not long confined to Brittany.

    The Wars of the Roses John G. Edgar
British Dictionary definitions for Vannes

Morbihan

/French mɔrbiɑ̃/
noun
1.
a department of NW France, in S Brittany. Capital: Vannes. Pop: 665 540 (2003 est). Area: 7092 sq km (2766 sq miles)
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