Rochefort


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Rochefort

(rôshfôr`) or

Rochefort-sur-Mer

(–sür-mĕr), city (1990 pop. 26,949), Charente-Maritime dept., W France, on the Charente River near the Bay of Biscay. It is a fishing port with shipyards and aircraft and machine industries. It has become a popular health spa since the early 1960s. An important naval base in the days of sailing ships, it was built (1666) by Colbert and fortified by Vauban. In 1815, Napoleon surrendered himself to a British warship off Rochefort. The port's importance declined after the advent of steamships. Today an air force technician school is there.
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Sir Tristram de Rochefort, Seneschal of Auvergne and Lord of Villefranche, was a fierce and renowned soldier who had grown gray in the English wars.
The Lady Rochefort, a bright and laughter-loving dame, sat upon the left of her warlike spouse, with Lady Tiphaine upon the right.
Perchance, my fair lord, the poor folk are sweeter and of a better countenance in England," laughed the Lady Rochefort.
A higher King than yours has given them to me, and I tell you here in your own castle hall, Sir Tristram de Rochefort, that you have sinned deeply in your dealings with these poor folk, and that the hour will come, and may even now be at hand, when God's hand will be heavy upon you for what you have done.
Hark to that, my fair lord," cried the Lady Rochefort.
This argument of the seneschal's appealed so powerfully to the Bohemian and to the Hospitaller that they at once intimated that their objections had been entirely overcome, while even the Lady Rochefort, who had sat shivering and crossing herself, ceased to cast glances at the door, and allowed her fears to turn to curiosity.
I would, Lady Tiphaine," cried the Lady Rochefort, "that you would use your power to tell me what hath befallen my golden bracelet which I wore when hawking upon the second Sunday of Advent, and have never set eyes upon since.
He relates that he met at Brussels Rochefort, the AME DAMNEE of the cardinal disguised as a Capuchin, and that this cursed Rochefort, thanks to his disguise, had tricked Monsieur de Laigues, like a ninny as he is.
This Rochefort," cried Porthos, "if I were the esquire of poor Chalais, should pass a minute or two very uncomfortably with me.
Address : 119 Rue Pierre Loti Bp 60030 17301 Rochefort Cedex
QATAR'S Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah has visited a pavilion on training for planes and the school of officer cadets in the field of servicing fighter jets, located in France's Rochefort.
The circumstances of the early morning crash in Rochefort were under investigation and the French minister in charge of transport was headed to the scene.