a department in SW France. 2429 sq. mi. (6290 sq. km).
Capital: Auch.
Historical Examples

At the Revolution the whole of the original Armagnac was included in the department of Gers.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various

Gers have not had a very fair trial in the hands of modern falconers.
The Art and Practice of Hawking Edward B. Michell

In Mr. Gers’ absence, his shopman did not like to risk the 200 worth of goods demanded.
South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I J. Castell Hopkins

The wild goose was formerly flown with success in England by Gers.
The Art and Practice of Hawking Edward B. Michell

The Charente region, the grapes of which furnish brandy, as do those of Armagnac (department of Gers).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7 Various

The name of Gers wife is Ran, and they have nine daughters, as has before been written.
The Younger Edda Snorre

It stands on the right bank of the Gers, overlooking the river from the summit of a steep plateau.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various

For Gers they should be nearly a foot deep at least, and well over a yard in diameter.
The Art and Practice of Hawking Edward B. Michell

Auch is built on the summit and sides of a hill at the foot of which flow the yellow waters of the Gers.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

A body would think there was business enough for all the so’Gers up at the garrison, at the head of the lake.
Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper

a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Auch. Pop: 175 055 (2003 est). Area: 6291 sq km (2453 sq miles)


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