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Brea, CA -- U.S. city in California

Population (2000): 35410
Housing Units (2000): 13327
Land area (2000): 10.544521 sq. miles (27.310182 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.007670 sq. miles (0.019866 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.552191 sq. miles (27.330048 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08100
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 33.923339 N, 117.888924 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 92621
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Brea

Brea may refer to:

  • Brea (mythology), an Irish mythological god
  • Brea, California, United States
  • Brea, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Aya Brea, the protagonist in the Parasite Eve video game series.
  • Benjamín Brea, a Venezuelan musician
  • Ludovico Brea, a Renaissance painter
  • Brea (colony), an ancient Greek colony founded by Athens
  • Brea, a town in Aragon, Spain

Usage examples of "brea".

Wilshire, Washington Blvd near La Brea, liquor store owner shot in holdup.

Beyond was the patchwork of newly flooded paeonin fields on either side of the winding course of the Breas, and then low ranges of hills crowded with monuments and tombs, cairns and cists: league upon league of the City of the Dead stretching to the foothills of the Rim Mountains, its inhabitants outnumbered the living citizens of Aeolis by a thousand to one.

Dismas had turned to gaze, like a conqueror, across the dry slope of the hill and its scattering of abandoned tombs, the patchwork of flooded fields along the Breas and the tumbled ruins and cluster of roofs of Aeolis at its mouth, the long finger of the new quay pointing across banks of green mud toward the Great River, which stretched away, shining like polished silver, to a misty union of water and air.

Age of Insurrection, Aeolis, named for the winter wind that sang through the passes of the hills above the broad valley of the river Breas, had been the disembarkation point for the City of the Dead.

The Breas, which then had been navigable almost to its source in the foothills of the Rim Mountains, had been crowded with barges bringing slabs of land coral, porphyry, granite, marble and all kinds of precious stones for the construction of the tombs.

There were always people swimming off the new quay or splashing about in coracles and small boats, and men working at the fish traps and the shoals at the mouth of the shallow Breas where razorshell mussels were cultivated, and divers hunting for urchins and abalone amongst the holdfasts of stands of giant kelp whose long blades formed vast brown slicks on the surface of the river.

He was a natural horseman and an excellent shot with bow, arbalest and rifle, and often went off by himself for days at a time, hunting in the high ranges of hills where the Breas ran white and fast through the locks and ponds of the old canal system.

This was the Silent Quarter, which Yama had rarely visitedhe and Telmon preferred the ancient tombs of the foothills beyond the Breas, where aspects could be wakened and the flora and fauna was richer.

Yama walked to the other side of the tower and stared out across the wide shallow valley of the Breas toward Aeolis, and saw with a little shock that the execution pyre had already been kindled.

The clear, shallow Breas made a rushing noise in the darkness as it ran swiftly over the flat rocks of its bed.

Beyond the city, at the mouth of the Breas, the misty light of the Arm of the Warrior was lifting above the far-side horizon.

It reminded Yama of nothing so much as the wispy lights that could sometimes be glimpsed after the river Breas had flooded the ruins outside the city wall of Aeolis.

Beyond was the patchwork of newly flooded paeonin fields on either side of the winding course of the Breas, and then low ranges of hills crowded with monuments and tombs, caims and cists: league upon league of the City of the Dead stretching to the foothills of the Rim Mountains, its inhabitants outnumbered the living citizens of Aeolis by a thousand to one.

In its glory, before the Age of Insurrection, Aeolis, named for the winter wind that sang through the passes of the hills above the broad valley of the river Breas, had been the disembarkation point for the City of the Dead.

This was the Silent Quarter, which Yama had rarely visited-he and Telmon preferred the ancient tombs of the foothills beyond the Breas, where aspects could be wakened and the flora and fauna was richer.