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le Carré, John(Encyclopedia)le Carré, John l kär´ [key], pseud. of David John Moore Cornwell, 1931–, English novelist. He was a tutor at Eton College (1956–58), and subsequently worked for the British foreign service ...
Mans, Le(Encyclopedia)Mans, Le l mäN [key], city (1990 pop. 148,465), capital of Sarthe dept., NW France, on the Sarthe River. The historical capital of Maine, it is also an important manufacturing, commercial, educatio...
Cateau, Le(Encyclopedia)Cateau, Le l kät´ [key] or Le Cateau-Cambrésisl kät´-käNbrz´ [key], town (1993 est. pop. 7,789), Nord dept., N France, in French Flanders. It has textile, metallurgical, and ceramic...
Havre, Le(Encyclopedia)Havre, Le l ä´vr [key], city (1990 pop. 195,932), Seine-Maritime dept., N France, in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River on the English Channel. It was founded in 1517 as Le Havre-de-Grâc...
Locle, Le(Encyclopedia)Locle, Le l lôk´l [key], town (1990 pop. 11,313), Neuchâtel canton, NW Switzerland, in the Jura Mts. near the French border. It has been a watchmaking center since the 17th cent. ...
Le Moyne(Encyclopedia)Le Moyne l mwän [key], Canadian family. It was founded by Charles le Moyne, sieur de Longueuil, whose 11 sons were noted soldiers, explorers, and colonizers. The two most famous sons were the sieur...
Le Nain(Encyclopedia)Le Nain l nN [key], family of French painters consisting of three brothers: Antoine Le Nain, 1588?–1648, Louis Le Nain, 1593?–1648, and Mathieu Le Nain, 1607–77. They went to Paris from Laon...
Duan, Le(Encyclopedia)Duan, Le: see Le Duan.
Creusot, Le(Encyclopedia)Creusot, Le l kröz´ [key], city (1990 pop. 29,230), Saône-et-Loire dept., E central France, in Burgundy. Situated in a former coal-mining region, it is the site of the historic Schneider iron a...
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