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

  • A city of west-central France at the mouth of the Loire River west of Nantes. Built on the ruins of an ancient Gallo-Roman town, it was an important naval base during both World Wars. Population: 67,200.


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  • It would be a godsend for the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, which builds the Mistral-class ships: The owner of the yard, South Korean-controlled shipbuilder STX Europe AS, announced last year it was cutting 351 jobs there due to a lack of orders.

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  • The strike also blocked the Atlantic coast port at Saint-Nazaire, including vessels that feed into the nearby Total refinery.

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  • In late March 1942, Mr. Burn was serving as an officer in a commando unit taking part in Operation Chariot, an amphibious attack on Saint-Nazaire, one of the largest ports on France's Atlantic coast.

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  • While he was being taken prisoner on the shores of Saint-Nazaire, Mr. Burn was filmed surrendering to the Germans.

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  • He was wounded by gunfire but made it ashore just as the Campbeltown, disguised as a German vessel and laden with explosives, rammed into the docks at Saint-Nazaire.

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  • There are several well-established industrial and agricultural businesses: Cholet exports designer clothes to the world, Saint-Nazaire builds transatlantic liners and cruise ships, Nantes has booming IT and financial services fields, the region supplies produce to all of France, and some of the vintners have had exports increase by 340% due to increased demand from emerging economies, such as China.

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  • In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the center of commerce and industry on that southern coast of Brittany shifted to the modern ports of Lorient and Saint-Nazaire.

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  • Airbus, owned by European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co., abandoned plans to sell production plants in Meaulte, in northern France, and Saint-Nazaire on the French Atlantic to Toulouse-based aeronautical supplier Latecoere SA.

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  • Through the open window came the sound of the bell of the tiny church of Saint-Celse and Saint-Nazaire tolling out the midday.


  • She walked down a cobbled approach that led to l'-glise de Saint-Celse et Saint-Nazaire.



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