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a seaport on the NE coast of Corsica: the former capital of Corsica.
Historical Examples

We brewed our own tea in a bran-new coffee-pot, purchased for that purpose at Bastia.
Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia Thomas Forester

There’s a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia.
Columba Prosper Merimee

A drive in the country about Bastia shows a landscape rich in hills and pines, but in nothing else.
As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge

I cannot imagine any one’s loitering in Bastia longer than he can help.
Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia Thomas Forester

He rode away at a sharp trot, not towards Bastia, but down the valley of Vasselot.
The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

I have several times been asked what the principal industry of Bastia was.
As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge

It is known that, for two months, I blockaded Bastia with a squadron; only fifty sacks of flour got into the town.
The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

He is stationed at Bastia, and is connected with the railway scheme.
The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

Its head-quarters are in Bastia, where the general of the division resides.
Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius

If you are placed in command at Bastia, how many, or how few men will suffice?
The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

a port in NE Corsica: the main commercial and industrial town of the island: capital of Haute-Corse department. Pop: 37 884 (1999)


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