Brecknock (ˈbrɛknɒk)

/ (ˈbrɛkən) /

  1. a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)

  2. short for Breconshire

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How to use Brecon in a sentence

  • Gower was immediately to the south-west of Hereford's lordship of Brecon.

  • Another feature of Brecon is the massive bridge of seven strongly buttressed arches which spans the Usk.

  • In Brecon a romantic gorge called the Cwm Pwcca bears record in its name of the old belief in the phoca.

    Myth-Land | F. Edward Hulme
  • The Duke of Brecon was a gentleman easily offended, but not one of those who ever confined their sense of injury to mere words.

    Lothair | Benjamin Disraeli
  • The Duke of Brecon was rather below the middle size, but he had a singularly athletic frame not devoid of symmetry.

    Lothair | Benjamin Disraeli