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

  • A historical region of northern France bordering on the English Channel. The name was first used in the 13th century for a number of small feudal holdings. Picardy was contested by France and England during the Hundred Years' War and became part of the French crown lands in 1477.

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  • proper n. A région of France.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a region of northern France on the English Channel


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  • To prepare for his journey he wrote to Ratramnus, a monk of Corbie in Picardy, asking for information regarding the dog-heads, whom he thought he might encounter.

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  • I am anxious lest the little line I wrote you may bring you back; reassure me and tell me you are still at Marseille [the château de Marseille in Picardy].

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • “poor and honest” at Rollot, a little bourg in Picardy some two leagues from Montdidier.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We rush through Picardy, which is mainly yellow, and then past Strasbourg which is largely green.

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  • The Magistrates caused cottages and workshops to be erected on a piece of unoccupied land near Edinburgh, where the street appropriately called Picardy Place now stands, ” the greater number of the weavers having come from Picardy in France.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • La Tour 1704–1788, the son of a musician, was born in Saint-Quentin, a small town in Picardy, France.

    A Tour de Force, Honest and Engaging

  • Hart has no big-picture sense of the place of the Great War in the narrative of the 20th century — he is as committed to the mud of Flanders and Picardy as his forebears were.

    The Pity of War

  • It commemorates the deaths in June 1933, during the Picardy grand prix meeting, of a pair of Bugatti drivers.

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  • She asked us if we could play "Roses of Picardy" like Red Nichols and His Five Pennies, because it was her very favorite song.

    The Body Ricardo

  • She had no more time for sweet smiles or listening to "Roses of Picardy."

    The Body Ricardo


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