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Doubs

[doo] /du/
noun
1.
a river in E France, flowing into the Saône River. About 260 miles (420 km) long.
2.
a department in E France. 2031 sq. mi. (5260 sq. km).
Capital: Besançon.
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  • George Cuvier in the department of Doubs, which at that time belonged to Wrttemberg.

    The Last Link Ernst Haeckel
  • Julien had already reached the bank of the Doubs where he dressed himself.

  • There is a view of them falling into the Doubs, after a series of cascades.

  • The town stands in a horseshoe circumscribed by the river Doubs.

    Albert Savarus Honore de Balzac
  • He gave Sorel four acres for every one he had previously held, five hundred yards lower down on the banks of the Doubs.

  • The department takes its name from the river Doubs, by which it is traversed.

  • For forty or fifty years, this spring was considered the best in the Clos du Doubs.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
  • The gunners insult the officers they meet, seize them by the throat and want to throw them into the Doubs.

  • This time again the lightning was merciful—it spared nurses and children, and went and drowned itself in the Doubs.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • Arago recounts that on September 17, 1772, lightning fell on the Doubs and killed all the pike and trout which were in the river.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for Doubs

Doubs

/French du/
noun
1.
a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop: 505 557 (2003 est). Area: 5258 sq km (2030 sq miles)
2.
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Saône River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)
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