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puy

[pwē]
(geology)
A small, remnant volcanic cone.
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"Litterature et politique au coeur de la cite: des puys marials aux chambres de rhetorique." Premiere poesie francaise de la Renaissance.
Shops selling lace and the famous Puy lentils can be picked out on the on the narrow, cobbled streets that thread through the medieval town, a real jewel in the crown of the Auvergne region.
Canadians would form the force for the frontal attack on Dieppe and would also go in at gaps in the cliffs at Pourville four kilometres to the west, and at Puys to the east.
(86) For example, Jean Bodin's discussion of 'Les invonvenients de la Gynocratie', in Les six livres de la republique (Paris: Iacquees du Puys, 1583), pp.
In this respect it differs from northern French Puys, which tended to be founded by a religious confraternity, and grounded their poetry in a Marian devotion housed in a specific chapel or church.
What are known as 'puys' in the Auvergne region of France?
From the late Middle Ages onwards, Singschulen (singing schools) and puys marials (Marian literary confraternities) developed in the German and the northern French territories, respectively.
palinodique des puys de Rouen au tout debut du XVIe siecle.