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  1. a port in N France, in Seine-Maritime department: important centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 8517 (1999)
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Examples from the Web for harfleur

Historical Examples of harfleur

  • Henry had, in the meantime, taken possession of Harfleur on the Seine.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Harfleur, on the same side of the river as Havre, is on the road to Tancarville.

  • Meantime the siege of Harfleur dragged its slow length along.

  • But they were so long in gathering that Harfleur fell, after five weeks of siege.

  • Meanwhile, Warwick landed at Harfleur, where his reception was all that could have been wished.