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Hemingway and his first wife Hadley went from the Basque country to Pamplona over the Pyrenees by bus.
The two women crossed the Pyrenees by foot, ending up in a Spanish jail before being rescued by friends.At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues|Sandra McElwaine|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
War whirled some to Germany, some to Paris, some to the Pyrenees.The Challenge of the Dead|Stephen Graham
It was in part produced by the softer and more epicurean civilisation which grew up in the country bordering on the Pyrenees.Historical and Political Essays|William Edward Hartpole Lecky
The lands of the conspirators stretched from Burgundy to the Pyrenees.The Normans|Sarah Orne Jewett
Within this curve, with its back to the Pyrenees and its face to the Ebro, lay the French army.Sir Charles Napier|Sir William Francis Butler
In this I may possibly be wrong, but I am certain that the Pyrenees are the most picturesque, fertile, and agreeable of the two.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
1550s, from French Pyrénées, from Latin Pyrenæi montes, from Greek Pyrene, name of a daughter of Bebryx/Bebrycius who was beloved of Herakles; she is said to be buried in these mountains (or that the mountains are the tomb Herakles reared over her corpse). The name is said to mean literally "fruit-stone," but Room says it might be Greek pyr "fire" + eneos "dumb, speechless," which perhaps translates or folk-etymologizes a Celtic goddess name. "In medieval times there was no overall name for the range and local people would have known only the names of individual mountains and valleys" [Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006]. Related: Pyrenean.