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Nîmes appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Sir, a pro seminar’s abroad!" I remonstrate, "Live vile tarts? No, Merida or Basra, Nimes or Paris!"
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Nîmes is a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is the capital of the Gard department.

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Google previewThe Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories (1991)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Serge, from the Latin adjective sericus, 'of silk', is a durable twilled fabric, and Nîmes is a city of southern France where textiles are still an important industry. Today denim is not only a term for a type of cloth; in the plural it is used for overalls or ...


by Steven B. Stern

Amphitheatre Romain de Nîmes is a superiorly preserved twin to the one White horses of the Camargue, France Toulouse on Canal Du. The Regions And Waterways Where Hotel Barges Cruise (Waterways and Places of Interest in Each ...

Google previewArchitecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002)

by Andrew Ballantyne

For example, the Pont du Gard near Nîmes is a spectacular aqueduct that carried a water supply across a ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

Arènes Nîmes, Mus. A. Contemp. Norfolk, VA, Chrysler Mus. Normal, IL, State U. Gals. Norman, U. OK, Jones Mus. A. North Adams, MA, Mus. Contemp. A. New York, Japan Society Gallery New York, Jewish Museum New York, Marlborough ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

Denim was originally serge denim, from French serge de Nîmes 'serge of Nîmes'.

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

For instance, the Charroi de Nîmes focuses on the ...

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