- n. Plural form of Basque.
“The Spanish state over recent months has intensified its campaign against Basque solidarity with the political prisoners but seems to have succeeded only in raising the profile of the prisoners and in further alienating Basques from the Spanish state.”
“Matilda, the Basques are a nationality of people living in 7 provinces of Northern Spain and Southern France.”
“Among the outstanding characteristics of the Basques are their independent spirit, love of freedom, and the respect for individual liberty.”
“He had heard of a Pictish people called Basques, who in the crags of the Pyrenees called themselves an unconquered race; but he knew that they had paid tribute for centuries to the ancestors of the Gaels, before these Celtic conquerors abandoned their mountain-realm and set sail for Ireland.”
“The Basques are a picturesque and lovable people, and they have kept their characteristics and customs bright and shining through many centuries of change round about them.”
“The Basques were the unyielding basis of all the advance.”
“The dinner hour calls the Basques now to the houses or to the inns, and, under the light, somewhat gloomy, of the noon sun, the village seems deserted.”
“While marching through the narrow pass of Roncesvalles (ron-thes-val'-yes), among the Pyrenees, Roland's division was attacked by a tribe called the Basques (basks), who lived on the mountain slopes of the neighboring region.”
“A few amongst them, however, who affect some degree of learning, contend, that it is neither more nor less than a dialect of the Phoenician, and, that the Basques are the descendants of a”
“The Basques are a singing rather than a poetical people.”
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