Pontarlier sentence example

pontarlier
  • Here another entrenched camp was made and from it the Moselle line (qv.) of forts darrit continues the barrier to Belfort (q.v.), another large entrenched camp, beyond which a series of fortifications at Montbliard and the Lomont range carries the line of defence to the Swiss border, which in turn is protected by works at Pontarlier and elsewhere.
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  • In his tenth year, his father, a tax-gatherer, sent him to an uncle at Pontarlier, under whom he commenced his classical studies.
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  • Next year he was returned to parlement by the arrondissement of Pontarlier; but the work of legislation was ill-suited to him.
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  • In 1775 he was removed to the castle of Joux, to which, however, he was not very closely confined, having full leave to visit in the town of Pontarlier.
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  • The affair ended by his escaping to Switzerland, where Sophie joined him; they then went to Holland, where he lived by hackwork for the booksellers; meanwhile Mirabeau had been condemned to death at Pontarlier for rapt et vol, and in May 1777 he was seized by the French police, and imprisoned by a lettre de cachet in the castle of Vincennes.
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  • From Pontarlier he went to Aix, where he claimed the court's order that his wife should return to him.
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  • Till it reaches Besancon which lies on a peninsula formed by the river, the Doubs passes no town of importance except Pontarlier.
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