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Baton rouge

the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part: a river port on the Mississippi.
a state in the S United States. 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km).
Capital: Baton Rouge.
Abbreviation: LA (for use with zip code), La.
Contemporary Examples

That means a lot of kids are going to come to Baton Rouge and try college for a while, not like it, and leave.
Liberals’ College Hoops Pity Party Michael Tomasky March 20, 2014

Not much has been reported about Mrs. Jindal, so I traveled down to Baton Rouge to interview the woman I met in Sedona.
The First Lady of 2012? Meghan McCain March 21, 2009

Athletes in Baton Rouge, however, have an extra motivation, in the form of the free ride, to stick it out.
Liberals’ College Hoops Pity Party Michael Tomasky March 20, 2014

At a Baton Rouge revival yesterday, a pastor introducing Santorum told non-Christians to “get out” of America.
“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree? Jay Michaelson March 19, 2012

But the most recent poll of the race, conducted for the Baton Rouge Fox affiliate, has Landrieu ahead of Cassidy 36 to 32 percent.
How This Election Could Go to January Michael Tomasky October 23, 2014

Historical Examples

Honestly, if Baton Rouge has to be shelled, I shall hate to miss the fun.
A Confederate Girl’s Diary Sarah Margan Dawson

He had telegraphed to Baton Rouge for the police to search the steamer on her arrival.
Up the River Oliver Optic

Those girls are shouting that Baton Rouge must be on fire, from the volume of smoke in that direction.
A Confederate Girl’s Diary Sarah Margan Dawson

At the family home in Baton Rouge, only women and children remained.
A Confederate Girl’s Diary Sarah Margan Dawson

We left Baton Rouge at five o’clock and reached this place at nine, (as luck would have it) in a rain-storm.
The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion George P. Bissell

the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part on the Mississippi River. Pop: 225 090 (2003 est)
a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; bought by the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; chiefly low-lying. Capital: Baton Rouge. Pop: 4 496 334 (2003 est). Area: 116 368 sq km (44 930 sq miles) Abbreviation La, (with zip code) LA

city in Louisiana, U.S., a French translation of Choctaw itti homma “red pole,” perhaps in reference to a painted boundary marker.

named 1682 by French explorer la Salle for Louis XIV of France. The name originally applied to the entire Mississippi basin.

State in the southeastern United States bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Texas to the west. Its capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.


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