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

  • See Guienne.


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  • He was a consummate soldier, who even at the early age of twenty-three had brilliantly distinguished himself, and he lived to liberate Normandy and Guyenne from the English.

    Joan of Arc

  • Normandy and Aquitaine, which was beginning to be called Guyenne only, were throughout this period the constant and the chief theatre of war.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 3

  • Rémi were descended from Sebastien, born around 1671 in Bordeaux, Guyenne, France.

    Bird Cloud

  • French retail giant Carrefour SA said Thursday it is talks with French supermarket operator Guyenne et Gascogne SA over a possible tie-up, though there is no certainty that the negotiations will lead to an agreement.

    Carrefour in Talks With Guyenne et Gascogne for Tie-Up

  • Guyenne et Gascogne, which operates Carrefour supermarkets in the south-west of France and in Spain, has seen revenue fall as consumer spending declines.

    Carrefour in Talks With Guyenne et Gascogne for Tie-Up

  • Guyenne et Gascogne said any merger or takeover would be realized using a reference share price, unaffected by recent press reports and market talk.

    Carrefour in Talks With Guyenne et Gascogne for Tie-Up

  • The news follows a report in French daily Le Figaro on Wednesday that Carrefour was planning to take over Guyenne et Gascogne.

    Carrefour in Talks With Guyenne et Gascogne for Tie-Up

  • Earlier this month, Carrefour made a takeover bid for its franchisee and long-term partner Guyenne et Gascogne SA as it seeks to defend its position in southwestern France.

    Carrefour to Sell, Lease-Back 97 Stores

  • Brantome be true, that a court fool, having overheard Louis, in one of his agonies of repentant devotion, confess his accession to the poisoning of his brother, Henry, Count of Guyenne, divulged it next day at dinner before the assembled court, that monarch might be supposed rather more than satisfied with the pleasantries of professed jesters for the rest of his life.

    Quentin Durward

  • France and Burgundy a train of the most unhappy consequences, among which not the least to be feared was that the English might avail themselves of the commotions and civil discord which must needs ensue, to repossess themselves of Normandy and Guyenne, and renew those dreadful wars which had only, and with difficulty, been terminated by the union of both France and Burgundy against the common enemy.

    Quentin Durward


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