[French raw-shel for 1; roh-shel, ruh- for 2]
- La. La Rochelle.
- a female given name: from a French word meaning “small rock.”
- a seaport in and the capital of Charente Maritime, in W France; besieged while a Huguenot stronghold 1627–29.
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Examples from the Web for rochelle
Rochelle Sterling is trying to say that anybody who thinks she should not be banned along with her husband is a sexist.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
And if Rochelle Sterling had anything to do with it, she should not be allowed to attend a game, much less to own the team.Rochelle Sterling: The Clippers’ Cruella de Ville
May 1, 2014
Rochelle reportedly called 911 and screamed, “My husband is trying to kill me!”Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, Viral Star, Now an Alleged Killer
May 17, 2013
Cast: Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Jason Winston George, Brett Tucker, Cameron Bender, Erik Stocklin.TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2012-13’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez
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But this is boasting, and what is worse, it unmans me—let us return to my departure from Rochelle.A Romance of the West Indies
Rochelle was presently fettered with an incredible number of denunciations.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Had it been possible, I would have had them safe at Rochelle, where even their Graces have no jurisdiction.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
On the 14th of July, 1678, he sailed from Rochelle for Quebec.
The four vessels sailed from Rochelle on the 24th of July, 1684.
- a port in W France, on the Bay of Biscay: a Huguenot stronghold until its submission through famine to Richelieu's forces after a long siege (1627–28). Pop: 76 584 (1999)