from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A market town.
- n. A medieval village, especially one situated near a castle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A town; a borough: chiefly with reference to French towns.
- n. A name given to the red wine of a large district in France in the department of Gironde, on the north bank of the Dordogne.
I was born on August 18, 1932 in Chabris, a "bourg", larger than a village but smaller than a town, located in Berry south of the Loire Valley.
 The principal "bourg" was Ehwae, surnamed S. Pierre et S. Paul.
The fifth day they arrived at the first village ( "bourg") of the Neutral Nation called Kandoucho, but to which they gave the name of
From the first "bourg," going on to the south or south-west (a mistake for south-east it would seem,) it was about four days 'journey to the mouth of the Niagara River.
His "bourg" was "in the middle of the country;" to reach it, one had to pass through several other villages
Near Rheims is a little town – hardly more than a village, but in English we have no intermediate terms such as "bourg" and "petit bourg" – where one of the new Red Cross sanitary motor units was to be seen "in action."
The "bourg" was placed under the jurisdiction of the bishop's officers, who administered it without making any allowance for new conditions, the laws applied to peasants and serfs being vigorously applied to traders and craftsmen.
In 1070 it was surrounded with walls and became a "bourg" (borough).
The Riserva di Fizzano is an ancient medieval "bourg" owned by Rocca delle Macie, situated on a hilltop in the Chianti Classico Hills, surrounded by vienyards and olive groves.
"bourg" called S. Thomas, they baptized a boy five years old belonging to the Neutral Nation, who died immediately afterwards.
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