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Niort

[nyawr]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Deux-Sèvres, in W France.
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Deux-Sèvres

[dœ-se-vruh]
noun
  1. a department in W France. 2338 sq. mi. (6055 sq. km). Capital: Niort.
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Historical Examples of niort

  • He was rewarded with the appointment of Commissary of Police at Niort.

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    J. G. Patterson

  • After Rougon's return to office he was appointed prefect at Niort.

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    J. G. Patterson

  • "I do not think there is any fear of an attack from Niort," the Admiral said.

  • He made Niort his head-quarters, and kept a great establishment there.

  • Strong garrisons were sent to defend Niort and Angoulême, while the main part of the beaten army retired to Rochelle.


British Dictionary definitions for niort

Niort

noun
  1. a market town in W France. Pop: 56 663 (1999)
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Deux-Sèvres

noun
  1. a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Niort. Pop: 347 652 (2003 est). Area: 6054 sq km (2337 sq miles)
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