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see PlevenPleven
or Plevna
, city (1993 pop. 130,354), N Bulgaria. A commercial center for a fertile agricultural region, it has food-processing industries and manufactures cotton textiles, cement, and wood and rubber goods.
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, Bulgaria.


, Plevna
a town in N Bulgaria: taken by Russia from the Turks in 1877 after a siege of 143 days. Pop.: 102 000 (2005 est.)
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Firstly, in order to exercise mnemotechnic: secondly, because after an interval of amnesia, when, seated at the central table, about to consult the work in question, he remembered by mnemotechnic the name of the military engagement, Plevna.
Also prompted by the fall of Plevna, against considerable Cabinet opposition, on December 13th, Disraeli succeeded in proposing a war credit of 6 million [pounds sterling] and an early recall of Parliament to discuss it, having raised the credit from two to five and then six million.
Two pairs of semi-detached houses known as Plevna Villas on Cyprus Avenue - the street immortalised by Van Morrison - erected following the industrial expansion of the Belfast and County Down Railway, were re-designated.
Malta from [euro]231pp: Make time for seven nights in Sliema, staying B&B at three-star Plevna Hotel.
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Experience from Plevna to Mukden suggested that European-style armies could still mount successful large-scale tactical offensives.
the Siege of Plevna, The Storming of Kars and Te-Kooti's Raids.
An able, resourceful, and determined commander, with a sure grasp of strategy; his defense of Plevna held up the Russian advance for five months and prevented a swift Russian victory.
War with Russia appeared imminent in 1877 when, after a Russian victory at the siege of Plevna, Constantinople seemed to lie at its feet.
Principal sieges: Sevastopol' (1853-1855); Plevna (Pleven) (1877).