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  • noun a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone


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  • Lake Geneva, which is tinged with detritus from the shore, might lead one to ascribe it to substances held in solution.

    The Reminiscences of an Astronomer Simon Newcomb 1872

  • The luxury hotel enjoys a park-like setting on the banks of Lac Leman often called Lake Geneva just outside the city center, to which guests are shuttled on the hotel's private mahogany Venetian style water taxi. News Larry Olmsted 2011

  • And Murray Jones, Yves Detrey, Nils Frei and Ernesto Bertarelli, also did a very good job winning on the D35s on Lake Geneva, which is a hot class, 'he said. USA Latest News 2008

  • He was equally drawn to Lake Geneva by his deep admiration for the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great Genevan writer and forerunner of Romanticism.

    Byron in Paradise J.S. Tennant 2011

  • For a player of Rooney's ability yet miserable record in major international tournaments, confirmation that he must miss the entire group phase in Ukraine and Poland, if that is the verdict of Uefa's disciplinary panel on the banks of Lake Geneva, will be another devastating setback to his hopes of being recognised beyond English shores among the finest talents of his generation.

    Wayne Rooney at risk of a barren 2012 after Manchester United's exit 2011

  • Two conflicting forces, both emanating from Uefa's tranquil HQ on the banks of Lake Geneva, have been affecting the Premier League's biggest clubs during this transfer window.

    Premier League clubs take risks with new rules in rush for riches | Owen Gibson 2011

  • In August 2010, Professor Olson, two colleagues and two students went to Lake Geneva to discover when moonlight would have hit the windows, and penetrated the shutters, of Mary Shelley's bedroom.

    Frankenstein's hour of creation identified by astronomers 2011

  • “Natural” had been her passport into the Swiss home on Lake Geneva.

    Coppet, Switzerland — April 2000 Sylvia Petter 2012

  • The inspiration came in a waking dream between 2am and 3am on the morning of 16 June, 1816, during a stormy summer on Lake Geneva, they explain in the November issue of Sky and Telescope.

    Frankenstein's hour of creation identified by astronomers 2011

  • Migros said some of its stores near to the border had lost up 6% to 8% in sales, with the pressure particularly great close to the German and Austrian borders and around Lake Geneva.

    Swiss Supermarkets Cut Prices on Franc Strength John Revill 2011


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