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  • proper n. A city in France.
  • n. A cloth made of worsted and cotton, used for making clothes.
  • n. A variety of plum.


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Ultimately from Latin Aurelianum, from the name of the Roman emperor Aurelian, who rebuilt the city. More at Aurelius.


  • NEW ORLEANS - Federal, state and local officials on Friday will sign an agreement to pave the way for construction of $1.3 billion in flood control work in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

    CityBusiness Up to the Minute

  • ORLEANS - Donald E. McClintic, 62, Orleans, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.


  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is among the newer additions to the street here, having begun in 2007 when a wine salesman named Mickey Hanning, who goes by “El Padrino,” got the notion that a running of the bulls through the French Quarter would be a good thing to do.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • Louisiana politics, especially New Orleans is right there with 'em.

    Acorn scandal

  • New Orleans is actually the Geneva of the Caribbean.

    Houses of the Future

  • Four years after the levee failures, New Orleans is seeing an unexpected boom in architectural experimentation.

    Houses of the Future

  • Four years after Katrina, the rebuilding of New Orleans is not proceeding the way anyone envisioned, nor with the expected cast of characters.

    Houses of the Future

  • The “bloody shirt” was an intelligible political symbol when one of my favorite characters from the Civil War Spoons Butler used it, but the idea it would make sense to ban or stigmatize the Confederate flag (s) now, as he did in New Orleans, is just nuts — and even somebody from Lowell should know it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • The next encierro in New Orleans is slated for the morning of July 11.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • New Orleans is a great city, and deserves something great after the last few years.

    Playoffs, Round Two


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