the period (1871–1914) between the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the outbreak of World War I, characterized by relative peacefulness in Western Europe and by marked advances and productivity in the arts, literature, technology, etc.
France’s Valerie Trierweiler Tweets Against Segolene Royal Tracy McNicoll June 11, 2012
In War-Torn Ukraine, Savva Libkin’s Delicious Recipes for Survival Anna Nemtsova August 11, 2014
the period of comfortable well-established life in Europe before World War I
- Belle glade
a city in SE Florida.
- Belle isle
Strait of, a strait between Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 10–15 miles (16–24 km) wide. Contemporary Examples The Republican Occupation of Detroit Sally Kohn July 29, 2014 Historical Examples Uncle Daniel’s Story Of “Tom” Anderson John McElroy Woman’s Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital […]
- Belleau wood
a forest in N France, NW of Château-Thierry: a memorial to the U.S. Marines who won a battle there 1918. Historical Examples The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various America’s War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various New York Times Current […]
a hollow instrument of cast metal, typically cup-shaped with a flaring mouth, suspended from the vertex and rung by the strokes of a clapper, hammer, or the like. the stroke or sound of such an instrument: We rose at the bell. anything in the form of a bell. the large end of a funnel, or […]