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Beauvais

[boh-vey; French boh-ve] /boʊˈveɪ; French boʊˈvɛ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Oise, in NW France: 13th-century cathedral.

Oise

[waz] /waz/
noun
1.
a river in W Europe, flowing SW from S Belgium through N France to the Seine, near Paris. 186 miles (300 km) long.
2.
a department in N France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km).
Capital: Beauvais.
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  • One Canchon, bishop of Beauvais, even petitioned that the trial might be under his guidance.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • The Bishop of Beauvais then pronounced her sentence of excommunication.

    The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • Slightly orientated from the east and west, it presents by itself, like Beauvais, nearly all of the attributes of a great church.

  • Oudry asked himself why he should not rival them at Beauvais.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Meanwhile Beauvais walked slowly toward his quarters, with his saber caught up under his arm.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • It was in 1755 that Beauvais found itself without the support of its leaders.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Beauvais has many interesting things, but the day had become very warm and we did not linger.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Like Monsieur Manette, your father, the gentleman was of Beauvais.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • He now produced painting after painting for the Beauvais looms.

    Boucher Haldane Macfall
  • On the road (except at Beauvais) he had heard absolutely nothing.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for Beauvais

Beauvais

/French bovɛ/
noun
1.
a market town in N France, 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Paris. Pop: 55 392 (1999)

Oise

/French waz/
noun
1.
a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Beauvais. Pop: 776 999 (2003 est). Area: 5887 sq km (2296 sq miles)
2.
a river in N France, rising in Belgium, in the Ardennes, and flowing southwest to join the Seine at Conflans. Length: 302 km (188 miles)
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