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A fortified village or town in France. Middle French “bastide” < Old Occitan “bastida”=fortress, cabin, hut < “bastir”=to build.

Cold NE wind that blows through the Rhône valley and S France in winter. Old Occitan “maestral” < Latin “magistralis”=master wind.

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