American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region and former province of central France traversed north to south by the Auvergne Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanoes. Auvergne became part of the French royal domain in 1615.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a region in central France.
- n. a region in central France
“At the head of the famous Auvergne regiment, Auvergne sans tache (Auvergne the spotless), as it was called, he took part in the chief battles of the Seven Years War, notably in the victory of Klostercamp, where spotless Auvergne had 58 officers and 800 soldiers killed or wounded, the battle made memorable by the episode of the Chevalier dAssas, who went to his heroic death in the fulfilment of an order given by Rochambeau.”
“Count Rochambeau followed Lafayette after the alliance, and brought over with him among his regiments the grenadiers of Auvergne -- _Auvergne sans tache_, which motto they honored at Yorktown.”
“Auvergne, and he had been associated with the heroes of Gatinais, whose motto was _Auvergne sans tache_.”
“She lived in Auvergne and became a hermit at a young age.”
“In the late war in Germany, M. D’Assas, a French officer of the regiment of Auvergne, is said to have devoted himself in a similar manner.”
“It was built on a mountain, near a little town of the same name, in that part of France called Auvergne, which now constitutes part of the present Departments of the Upper Loire and”
“He was not disconcerted by this loss, which he had always expected, but sheltered and clothed the fugitives, and raised a great body of archers and of horsemen, with whom he returned to his own territory in Auvergne.”
“The two had a date in his cabin, where he would provide tea while they screened d'Auvergne's Fifth Chromophony.”
“On ascending a hill (Clearihue's) to the north, the eye gathers in the contour of a dense grove, hiding in its drooping folds "Auvergne," the former secluded country seat of Chief Justice Jonathan Sewell, now owned by George Alford, Esq.”
“[808-3] This was the answer given in the roll-call of La Tour d'Auvergne's regiment after his death.”
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