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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bienville, Sieur Jean Baptiste Lemoyne de 1680-1768. French colonial administrator who as governor of Louisiana founded New Orleans (1718).

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  • My fondest MG memory will always be sitting in Bienville Square in downtown Mobile on Shrove Tuesday, surrounded by thousands of drunk and getting drunker revelers, and watching the cops on horseback ride by and yank underage drinkers up by the collar to escort them on the horse's thigh to the nearest station for processing.

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  • Bienville is home to some of the best phosphate-pit lakes in the state.

    Four Winter Fishing Destinations

  • My fondest MG memory will always be sitting in Bienville Square on Shrove Tuesday, surrounded by thousands of drunk and getting drunker revelers, and watching the cops on horseback ride by and yank underage drinkers up by the collar to escort them on the horse's thigh to the nearest station for processing.

    Laissez la bonne exposition de seins

  • From the decks of the "Bienville," the nearest steamer, the officers with their glasses could see the crew of the distressed vessel working like beavers, throwing overboard every thing of weight to lighten the ship.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • By the most strenuous efforts all were saved, and the "Bienville" steamed away, leaving the "Winfield

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • It seemed folly to attempt to launch lifeboats in such a furious sea, but the captain of the "Bienville" determined to make the attempt to save the men on the doomed "Winfield

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • Cèleron de Bienville, Pierre-Joseph 1693–1759 French marine officer, commanded force in Ohio Valley, 1749, warned French government of English incursions into territory

    George Washington’s First War

  • He was ignored, so in 1749 he sent Captain Céleron de Bienville at the head of a party of soldiers, militia, and Indians to the Allegheny River, then down the Ohio and up the Great Miami, to post lead-plate notices declaring that this was French territory.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The Sieur de Bienville might have turned over in his grave just then but, paying him no mind, we carried on.

    Pascale Boucicaut: Secret in the Roux

  • "Given the magnitude of China's credit problems, it's at least a possibility that the yuan drops sharply," said Cullen Thompson , managing partner of Bienville Capital Management LLC, a New York investment firm placing bets against the yuan.

    Investors Hazard Bold Bet on Yuan

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