• WordNet 3.6
    • n Bruges a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction
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In literature:

The Town Halls of Brussels, Louvain, Bruges, Mechlin, Ghent, Oudenarde, and Ypres, are all buildings claiming attention.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
General Capper's orders were to disengage ourselves by a night march to Aeltre, where the roads to Bruges and Thielt intersect.
"Dixmude" by Charles Le Goffic
Ghent and Bruges speedily followed the example; and Daun and Oudenarde also soon declared for the Austrian cause.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
He was killed during a popular commotion at Bruges in 1437.
"The Boke of Noblesse" by Unknown
It was not, however, till after the closing of the Zwyn and the decay of Bruges that Antwerp became of importance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
It was not until A.D. 1585 that a decimal notation was published by Simon Stevinus of Bruges.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Frequent attacks were made on French and Belgian cities held by the Germans, especially on Lille, Bruges, Ostende, and Zeebrugge.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
He defeated Louis de Male, count of Flanders, before Bruges, entered that city in triumph, and was soon master of all Flanders.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
In the hope of destroying the Allies' lines of communication with Bruges the Germans kept Stroobrigge under continuous fire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
St. John's Hospital, Bruges.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
The latest translation is that by J.C. Delepierre (Bruges, 1835 and 1840).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Ketelaer and Leempt, however, at Utrecht, Veldener at Louvain and elsewhere, Caxton and Mansion at Bruges, were real pioneers.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
I can remember when I was a little thing in Bruges.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Bruges immediately followed the example; the garrison capitulated, and the town again hoisted the Austrian flag.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 369, July 1846" by Various
Caxton went to Bruges in 1441, and in 1453 he was admitted to the livery of the Mercers' Company.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
Tournai, Maastricht, Breda, Bruges and Ghent opened their gates, and finally he laid siege to the great seaport of Antwerp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The white lace of Bruges upon her head framed a face of great sweetness, and now it was alive with excitement.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
His death in 1440/41 at Bruges is authentically recorded.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
I think Bruges was the first place which interested me, perhaps from its historical associations.
"Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected" by Anna Jameson
The tenth was, however, granted, and all looked for what the negotiations at Bruges would bring forth.
"The English Church in the Middle Ages" by William Hunt

In poetry:

"If you can teach him aught that's new,
A-hay O! To me O!
I'll give you Bruges and Niewport too,
And the ten tall churches that stand between
Storm along, my gallant Captains!
All round the Horn!
"Frankie's Trade" by Rudyard Kipling
Thus dreamed I, as by night I lay
In Bruges, at the Fleur-de-Ble,
Listening with a wild delight
To the chimes that, through the night
Bang their changes from the Belfry
Of that quaint old Flemish city.
"Carillon" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

4 stars out of 4 If, like most of us, you've never heard of Bruges or, for that matter, even know how to pronounce it, don't worry.
CINEAK's Bruges Theater Seating Has Timeless Design with Historical Roots.
The Bruges chair, is named after the enchanting and classical city of Bruges .
Tony Lucia's Movie House: TV Cinematheque: "In Bruges ".
This review won't tell you anything about In Bruges because I refuse to spoil a single surprise.
Joe Morgenstern, film critic for the Wall Street Journal, reviews In Bruges and The Bands Visit.
Bruges , Belgium's medieval showplace, is awash in charming small hotels.
Visit Bruges for Dominique Persoone's twist on the treat—with a hint of tobacco, wasabi or onions.
'If I'd grown up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me.
The College of Europe in Bruges.
BRUGES, Belgium — The new students at the College of Europe are nothing if not ambitious.
"In Bruges" writer-director Martin McDonagh returns with the crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths," which counts Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson among its stars.
The writer-director of In Bruges, the playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh, sells out and makes his first Hollywood film, Seven Psychopaths, a commentary on selling out.
Bruges, Belgium's medieval showplace, is awash in charming small hotels.
The picturesque sights of Bruges, Belgium.