from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A straggling village; a small French or Swiss market-town.


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  • The next day we arrived in a small brough [Footnote: _Brough_ probably means borough, used, as the French applied it to "bourgade," for a town of Indians or whites.] of the hollanders, where we masters them, without that those beere-bellies had the courage to frowne att us.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • Allahabad was now only twelve miles to the north-east. "/" la bourgade de Kallenger, située sur le Cani, un des sous-affluents du Gange ...

    Finding Kholby

  • Paris: 1990; Le shtetl: la bourgade juive de Pologne de la tradition à la modernité.

    Rachel Ertel.

  • What she owned was a much more modest country house at Neauphle-le-Château, a historical bourgade forty-five minutes west of Paris where there was once a fortified castle.

    'In Love with Duras'

  • Mézeray (Hist. de France, II, 168) says: "Il y avait ni ville ni bourgade, que ne fust obligée de bâtir un hôpital pour les (lepreux) retirer".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • It was not till the voyagers had descended sixty leagues of the great stream that they discovered any signs of the presence of man; but at length, observing on the right bank of the river a foot-track, they followed it for six miles, and arrived at a horde _ (bourgade), _ situated on

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • He put money in his pocket (heaven knows how), for by 1597 he was bargaining for the best house in his native bourgade.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • Remember that we are dealing with human nature, in a peculiarly malodorous and densely ignorant bourgade, where, however, the "wit" of Shakespeare was not forgotten (in the family) in 1649.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • The historic _bourgade_ of Ay is within a short walk of the station on the line of railway connecting Epernay with Reims.

    Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines

  • Il devoit y avoir dans cette isle une bourgade Françoise, bien fortifiée, et à l'abri de toute insulte.

    The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)


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