a city in SE Louisiana, near New Orleans. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gretna

Historical Examples of gretna

  • One took the ferry; the other, the west bound train at Gretna.


    George Washington Cable

  • At length, in the last stage to Gretna Green, he met them upon their return.


    Fanny Burney

  • And then all at once the proof came—some people who lived at Gretna and had seen the marriage.

    Madonna Mary

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • He did not wait for her train to reach the city, but crossed the river and met her at Gretna.

    Bayou Folk

    Kate Chopin

  • They are off, and what we have now to hope for is—that they will go to Gretna Green.