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Dauphin

(dô`fĭn), town (1991 pop. 8,453), SW Man., Canada, on the Vermilion River. It is the retail and distribution center for an agricultural, lumbering, and fishing area.

dauphin

(dô`fĭn, Fr. dōfăN`) [Fr.,=dolphin], French title, borne first by the counts of Vienne (also called Viennois) and later by the eldest son of the king of France, or, if the dauphin came to die before the king, by the dauphin's eldest son. The origin of the title is rather obscure; it probably was the family name of the counts of Vienne, who adopted the dolphin as their heraldic device (12th cent.). Their territory came to be called the dauphiné, or dauphinate, of Vienne, or simply the DauphinéDauphiné
, region and former province, SE France, bordering on Italy. It is now divided into three departments, Haute-Alpes, Isère, and Drôme. In the east the Alps culminate in the Barre des Écrins; their magnificent scenery attracts many tourists.
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. Another dauphinate, that of Auvergne, ruled by a branch of the house of Vienne, came into existence when Auvergne broke up in the 12th cent. The title dauphin passed, with the Dauphiné, to the direct heirs of the French kings when (1349) Dauphin Humbert II of Vienne sold the region to King Philip VI of France. When Philip died (1350) his grandson, later King Charles V, became the first heir to the throne to bear the title. After Louis XI the title was merely honorific. Louis Antoine, duc d'Angoulême (1775–1844), son of King Charles X, was the last dauphin. Louis, eldest son of Louis XIV, was known as the Great Dauphin; he was a competent military leader. Louis XVIILouis XVII
(Louis Charles), 1785–1795?, titular king of France (1793–95), known in popular legend as the "lost dauphin." The second son of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, he became dauphin at the death (1789) of his elder brother.
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 is known as the Lost Dauphin.

dauphin

(1349--1830) the title of the direct heir to the French throne; the eldest son of the king of France
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Within the Eurocopter s Dauphin helicopter product line, the AS365 N3 is extensively operated around the world by military, parapublic and civilian operators, undertaking search and rescue missions such as the Navies of France, Bulgaria, on top of the Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
Cette decision intervient pour contribuer a la rehabilitation et pour raviver la region oE se trouvent les dauphins dans la Mer Rouge, la region [beaucoup moins que]Samady[beaucoup plus grand que] appelee egalement [beaucoup moins que]la maison des dauphins[beaucoup plus grand que], ce qui constitue une nouvelle approche pour la commercialisation touristique.
Un veritable chaos A noter que vers la fin des annees 90, la region de [beaucoup moins que]Samaday[beaucoup plus grand que] avait connu une remarquable prosperite vu le grand afflux des visiteurs, qui une fois entendu que les dauphins etaient presents en grandes masses dans les coraux de cette Ele, s'y rendaient donc en provenance des villes voisines, comme de Hourghada, de Safaga et d'Al-Qosseir.
It took more than a year to come up with a label for Les Dauphins that would appeal to traditional Rhone drinkers as well as design-conscious New World wine drinkers, said director Richard Evans.
5-ton class AS365 N3 retains the distinctive shape of Eurocopter s Dauphin family and incorporates the company s Fenestron shrouded tail rotor.
Within the Eurocopter s Dauphin helicopter product line, the AS365 N3 is widely operated around the world by military, parapublic and civilian operators, performing search and rescue missions such as the Navies of France, Bulgaria, as well as the Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
In preparation for the twin-engine Dauphin s service introduction, an initial group of Bangladesh Army pilots attended ground school classes at Eurocopter South East Asia s Singapore facility, and were trained in the subsidiary s AS365 N3+ full-flight simulator.
To cater to the growing Dauphin fleet in Asia, Eurocopter South East Asia was designated earlier this year as the regional hub to provide training, major inspection and heavy structural repairs for the Dauphin family of helicopters.