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Brèche de Roland

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A deep defile in the crest of the Pyrenees, some three hundred feet in width, between two precipitous rocks. The legend is that Roland, the paladin, cleft the rock in two with his sword Durandal, when he was set upon by the Gascons at Roncesvalles.

“Then would I seek the Pyrenean breach

Which Roland clove with huge two-handed sway.”


Wordsworth.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Break the Ice (To)
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Break with One (To)
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Breath
Breathe
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Breeches
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Brent-goose (A)
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