American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A Roman division of southwest Gaul extending from the Pyrenees to the Garonne River and roughly coextensive with the historical region of Aquitaine. Its Iberian peoples were conquered by Julius Caesar in 56 B.C. The region passed to the Franks in A.D. 507.
- n. a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
“In addition the government paid the Cunard Line a considerable sum to keep the "Aquitania" in the Atlantic service throughout 1948.”
“We turned and were soon manoeuvring to get alongside the "Aquitania," but after very nearly giving her a bad bump we had to sheer off, and we have again anchored and wait for that tantalising wind to moderate.”
“Aquitania" was at first a troopship and mounted four 6-inch guns, and has carried 7000 troops at a time, besides her crew.”
“The passengers were unable to read these, but they must have been very important when a ship like the "Aquitania" came to a dead halt.”
“At Gib. we had been told that a rumour had reached England, and appeared in the "Daily Mail," that the "Aquitania" had been torpedoed.”
“_ -- After two hours fiddling about we managed to attach our fore and aft hawsers to the "Aquitania," and after breakfast we went on board our new home.”
“We left the "Aquitania" at 10 last night, many hundreds being left on the boat for discharge next day.”
“She is a big boat but is dwarfed by the "Aquitania".”
“Aquitania" would make the most desirable capture, and our most dangerous spot is the Aegean, from behind any of whose numerous islands a submarine lying in wait may dart out.”
“Stateroom on S.S. "Aquitania," with doors leading off to bath and bedroom of the suite.”
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