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Forez

(fôrā`), hilly agricultural region, E central France, in the Massif CentralMassif Central
[Fr.,=central highlands], great mountainous plateau, c.33,000 sq mi (85,470 sq km), S central France, covering almost a sixth of the surface of the country.
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, mostly in Loire dept. and partially in Puy-de-Dôme dept. RoanneRoanne
, town (1990 pop. 42,848), Loire dept., E central France, on the Loire River. Cotton and metals are the chief products; other industries include tanning, machine and vehicle manufacturing, and the spinning of artificial silk.
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 is the chief town. The region was known as Pagus Forensis under the Carolingians. In the 10th cent. it was an earldom dependent on Burgundy. Annexed to the French crown lands in 1527, it was incorporated into Lyonnais prov.
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CHAMPIONSHIP leader Dan Skelton and his team have suffered a huge blow with the death of promising novice hurdler Captain Forez.
This was Forez, a five-year-old Salers bull exhibited by Pwllheli's Harri and Sioned Pritchard which went on to clinch the breed title and make the interbreed shortlist.
"While there was nothing new about the ECB president's remarks, the market took a cue from his stance to follow through with plans to save peripheral countries," said Yuzo Sakai, manager of foreign exchange business promotion at Tokyo Forez & Ueda Harlow.
These days, with Beaujolais still saddled with the image of weedy 'nouveau', the growers of the Cte Roannaise and the Ctes du Forez have chosen to hitch their wagon to the rising star of the Loire Valley proper, proclaiming that their wines have "their roots in the Loire".
Honore d'Urfe (1568-1625) was born in southern France and sets his novel in his ancestral seat, calling the place Forez. He says that the novel commemorates a youthful love affair, and thus proclaims it autobiographical.
Even when Lehning takes sample villages, one in the Monts de Forez, the other in the mountains to the north, he limits himself to a comparison of two census years (1851 and 1901); it is not a very reliable way of analysing development, particularly where the family cycle is concerned.
The three-mile novices' chase was reduced to a walk-over when Chancers Dante, one of the two declared runners, was scratched with a vet's certificate, leaving Jazz du Forez, trained by John Allen and the mount of Adrian Scholes, to claim the prize
[17] Their location at the margins of the inhabited terrain of the pastoral landscape -- at "le plus fort du bois" (2:5.175) -- forms the interstice of nature and culture in the Forez: this hinterland is the theater not only for Adamas's important discourse on the "mysteres les plus cachez de sa religion" (2:8.321), but for Celadon's labor of love.
This aristocratic ideology is communicated through the story of two shepherds, Celadon and Astrea, who live and love in Forez, an idyllic world isolated from the war-torn lands surrounding them.