- Lake of, a lake in NW Switzerland: traces of prehistoric lake dwellings. 16 sq. mi. (41 sq. km).
Also called Lake Biel.German Bielersee.
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Examples from the Web for bienne
It connects with the Lake of Bienne by a stream tamed to service.The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
On my departure from the island, Kirkeberguer accompanied me to Bienne.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete
Jean Jacques Rousseau
I took the freedom to reply in the same lingo: Bienne, femme!St. Ives
Robert Louis Stevenson
Some of the Swiss lake-dwellings of Neuchatel and Bienne belong to this epoch.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
The Lake of Bienne, in Switzerland, has been gradually silting up along its margins from time immemorial.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
- the French name for Biel
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