American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region and former province of central France. A countship after the ninth century, it passed to various noble families before being incorporated into the royal domain by Louis XIV in 1669.
“This honeymoon journey, so far from diminishing the fears I there expressed, makes me beg of you to get my letter sent on from Nivernais.”
“Chantepleurs, the property which Macumer has bought in Nivernais.”
“Felipe, with kind thought for me, has bought in Nivernais, on the way to Provence.”
“In short, there was business in Nivernais, in Seine-et-Marne, in”
“Her specialty was horses, and the château had been bought with the proceeds from three equine paintings: Ploughing in the Nivernais, Horse Fair, and Haymaking in the Auvergne.”
“Late at night after the others left, Monsieur de Montesquiou and the duc de Nivernais would stay behind to tell forbidden stories of the old court at Versailles.”
“The canal of Nivernais reaches as far as Auxerre, which has a busy port and carries on boat-building.”
“But in 1645 he succeeded to his father's position in the Nivernais, and served under Condé in Catalonia.”
“But from the 16th to the 18th century Burgundy constituted a military government bounded on the north by Champagne, on the south by Lyonnais, on the east by Franche-Comté, on the west by Bourbonnais and Nivernais.”
“In La Beauce the geese and ducks are prudent, in the Nivernais the oxen are placid, and in”
‘Nivernais’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for Nivernais.