Definitions

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  • proper noun Alternative form of Romansch.

Etymologies

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From French romanche, which stems from Latin romanice.

Examples

  • From Vizille the diligence takes nine horses, and having crossed the Romanche, ascends by the flanks of Mont Conex in 2 hrs. to the village of La Frey or Laffrey,

    The South of France—East Half

  • A few miles above Oisans we leave the narrow gorge of the Romanche and follow the course of the Venéon to the hamlet of Pont Ecofier, commanding a magnificent view of the whole valley of Oisans, confined in its mural precipices, terminated by the distant peaks of the Bella Donna.

    The South of France—East Half

  • Vigillia of the Romans, is an ill-built manufacturing town on the right bank of the Romanche, with a castle built by Lesdiguières, now restored and used as a manufactory (see p.  333).

    The South of France—East Half

  • From one side of the pass the Romanche descends to Grenoble, and from the other the Guisanne to Briançon.

    The South of France—East Half

  • A manufacturing town on the Romanche, in a valley between high mountains. 15 m. from Grenoble is +Séchilienne+, pop.

    The South of France—East Half

  • The village is situated near the Romanche, surrounded either by the vertical cliffs of mountains, upwards of 1000 ft. high, or by their steep but carefully-cultivated slopes studded with houses and hamlets.

    The South of France—East Half

  • Riouperoux, in a narrow defile, among broken masses of rocks brought down by the terrible flood of the 14th September 1219, which desolated the plain from Oisans to Grenoble. 22 m. from Grenoble is the hamlet of Livet at the foot of the Grand Galbert, on the Romanche near its junction with the Olle.

    The South of France—East Half

  • A village of one street, magnificently situated, 1182 ft. above the sea, in the valley of the Romanche, surrounded by steep mountains towering above each other.

    The South of France—East Half

  • Between Grenoble and Briancon, in the valley of the Romanche, many villages are so destitute of wood that they are reduced to the necessity of baking their bread with sun-dried cow-dung, and even this they can afford to do but once a year.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • Tabuchet, Pacave, and Vallon, which almost overhang the Romanche, descending from the steep slopes of the gigantic Aiguille du Midi, the highest mountain in the French Alps, -- being over 13,200 feet above the level of the sea.

    The Huguenots in France

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