American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town of southeast France west of Nice. Probably founded in Roman times, it was an independent republic in the 12th century. The city has long been noted for its perfume industry. Population: 48,200.
- Grasse, Comte François Joseph Paul de. Marquis de Grasse-Tilly. 1722?-1788. French naval officer who during the American Revolution commanded the French fleet in Chesapeake Bay, thereby preventing British naval forces from aiding Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781).
“Side trips from there are great ... like a ferry to Ile St. Marguerite from Cannes, the perfume studio in Grasse, Eze, St. Paul de Vence .... oh use Nice as your home base!”
“Godeau immediately left "the perfumed wench," as he called Grasse, and chose to live and work among his one-time enemies of Vence.”
“An almost drugged air floated across the lake, a rogue cloud that had drifted down the hillside, carrying the scent of office-freshener from a factory in Grasse.”
“Grasse, which is pleasantly situated on the ascent of a hill in”
“So he literally -- he went up from there from Cannes to Grasse and then from Grasse, which is the -- at the bottom of the foothills, he then marched steadily up into the Sorbonne to Castillon and all the way to Digne and then ultimate -- ultimately to Grenoble and Lyon.”
“Thus we passed through the city of Leptis and Hadrumetum and reached the place called Grasse, three hundred and fifty stades distant from Carthage.”
“Half an hour away are the beaches of Fréjus, Saint-Raphaël and Saint Aygulf, while Saint-Tropez, Grasse, Cannes and the spectacular Gorge du Verdon are all about an hour's drive away.”
“It's an amazing thing to be able to hop on the train and be on the fabulous beaches in Cannes in 20 minutes or the world's perfume capitol: Grasse in 45.”
“In the summer of 2010 I went with the group on a perfume odyssey through Grasse, France.”
“ÂIn the summer of 2010 I went with the group on a perfume odyssey through Grasse, France.”
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