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  1. a city in central Portugal: site of the first printing press in Portugal (1466). Pop: 119 870 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for leiria

Historical Examples of leiria

  • So well did the horses perform their work, that it was still daylight when they reached the gates of Leiria.

    The Prime Minister

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Thick weather favoured him, and Ney assembled a large force near Leiria, as if to advance against the British position.

  • Mr. Young is an Englishman, who married a Portuguese lady in Leiria, and resided for several years in that town.