bastille bastille  /ˈbæ stɪl/


  1. (n) a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
  2. (n) a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)


  1. Stoneburner's restaurant now open in Hotel Ballard

    Starting today, the new Stoneburner restaurant in Hotel Ballard (5216 Ballard Ave NW) is officially open. The restaurant is run by the executive chef from Bastille Cafe and Bar, Jason Stoneburner, who, as Seattle Met's Nosh Pit once reported owner Deming Maclise saying, "was born with a pretty damn good last name." So, why not name a restaurant after him and let him run it? (We hear he's a ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Ballard News-Tribune

  2. Les Bon Temps a la Peche: A Bastille Day Celebration

    Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 Time: 10:00a-6:00p Place: CarefulPeach Boutique, Orland Park, IL Admission: Free, $20.00 for Dining tent admission Website: CarefulPeach Boutique This year, CarefulPeach’s community-favorite Bastille Day event takes a trip to Louisiana with a Cajun-themed fete in …
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

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  1. "France is more divided than ever," Villepin said, adding that he was ready to topple the "Bastille of money ...... of power ...... of discrimination."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Dominique de Villepin Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Last year, I had the yellow jersey on Bastille Day, now I won this stage, it's great," said Virenque before bursting into tears. "I'd like to dedicate this victory to (former Festina mechanic) Joel Chabiron and to my grandmother, who both...
    on Jul 14, 2004 By: Richard Virenque Source: TVNZ

  3. In his 1986 book, "The Rise of the Counter-Establishment," Sidney Blumenthal wrote: "The Bastille to which they [conservative foundations] laid siege was the fortress of liberalism, the hollow doctrine of the old regime. These intellectuals...
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Sidney Blumenthal Source: Media Transparency

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