Adour


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Adour

(ädo͞or`), river, 210 mi (338 km) long, rising in the Pyrenees of Gascony, SW France. It flows north and then west in a wide arc past Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Aire, and Dax and enters the Bay of Biscay near Bayonne.
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It is my purpose to start this very day for Dax upon the Adour, where he hath now pitched his camp."
Over the Tarn and the Garonne, through the vast quagmires of Armagnac, past the swift-flowing Losse, and so down the long valley of the Adour, there was many a long league to be crossed ere they could join themselves to that dark war-cloud which was drifting slowly southwards to the line of the snowy peaks, beyond which the banner of England had never yet been seen.
It may be a matter of semantics but the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour took its name from the French River Adour and therefore was the first.
Typical of this theme is the Adour bed ensemble, featuring a vertical stripe pattern in contrasting hues of deep sea coral, sangria, incense and folkstone gray.
A one-of-kind menu was presented at Adour on the occasion of Alain Ducasse's 55th birthday September 13, 2011.
They are separated from the Saint-Esprit district - technically part of Gascony - by the river Adour.
Derby-based Rolls-Royce said it had won a maintenance contract for the Adour jet engine which powers the US Navy's T-45 trainers.
The contract covers the cost and on-going back-up for Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk 871 engines that will power Australia's Hawk fighter aircraft.