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  • proper n. Plural form of Breton.


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  • This custom is still kept up in some places; for, as we have said, the Bretons are a slow moving people in the way of progress, and cling to their habits and customs as tenaciously as the

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891

  • Over Cape Breton is a representation of the shield of Brittany, denoted by its ermines, in token of the discovery of that country by the Bretons, which is separated by a bay or gulf from Terra Nova sive Le Molue, the latter term being evidently intended for Bacalao

    The Voyage of Verrazzano A Chapter in the Early History of Maritime Discovery in America

  • It is true that when they saw the Saxons emerging from their holes and shouting hurrah, our Bretons were a little troubled by this abrupt and savage joke, but "-- then follows the statement of several of the heroes themselves that they fought like lions.

    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris

  • But he is a Breton, and the Bretons are a loyal race, both to their king and their God. "


  • It is a detail that brings these people, the Celts, Bretons, Galicians, closer together – kith and kin.

    2010 April 04 « The BookBanter Blog

  • The only son of middle-class Bretons, Jarry had received an excellent education, first in Rennes in Brittany, then at the prestigious Lycée Henri IV in Paris, where one of his teachers was the philosopher Henri Bergson.

    That Ubu That He Did So Well

  • The modern French folklorist Anatole Le Braz knew well the anxiety that omens bring; he described some of them in a memoir of his childhood in southern Brittany, The Legend of Death Among the Armorican Bretons 1902.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Yes, great celtic "cousinage" between the Welsh and les Bretons de Bretagne!

    poireau - French Word-A-Day

  • The abbot watched as several Bretons stood over a large painted icon of the Virgin Mary and chopped it to pieces with an ax.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • (Can I hope for equal time for Bretons next year maybe?)

    basque - French Word-A-Day


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