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Gijón

[gee-hawn; Spanish hee-hawn]
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noun
  1. a seaport in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay.
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Historical Examples

  • On my part, I asked how long they proposed to remained in Gijon.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • Godoy returned to power in 1798; Jovellanos was again sent to Gijon, but in 1801 was thrown into prison in Majorca.

  • In 1811 he was enthusiastically welcomed to Gijon; but the approach of the French drove him forth again.

  • Jovellanos returned to Gijon where he lived in dignified retirement for two years and a half.

  • But one of the throng that had pressed into the shop informed me that they were strangers, and had been but a few days in Gijon.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot

    Armando Palacio Valds


British Dictionary definitions for gijon

Gijón

noun
  1. a port in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: capital of the kingdom of Asturias until 791. Pop: 270 875 (2003 est)Asturian name: Xixón Ancient name: Gigia
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