[seynt pyair; French san pyer]
a city on Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.
a former city on Martinique, in the French West Indies: destroyed 1902, with the entire population of 26,000, by an eruption of the volcano Mt. Pelée.
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Though neurology has made great strides in the past two decades, the brain is still the least understood organ in the body. How does it make thoughts? Even though research has not yet answered that question, a few intrepid scientists think that we will soon be able to communicate with machines using only our minds. A recent New York Times article explains that this ambitious …
St. Pierre and Miquelon
[mik-uh-lon; French meek-lawn]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
two small groups of islands off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas territory of France; important base for fishing. 3 sq. mi. (240 sq. km). Capital: St. Pierre.
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