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Meuse

[myooz; French mœz] /myuz; French mœz/
noun
1.
Dutch Maas. a river in W Europe, flowing from NE France through E Belgium and S Netherlands into the North Sea. 575 miles (925 km) long.
2.
a department in NE France. 2409 sq. mi. (6240 sq. km).
Capital: Bar-le-Duc.
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  • The point of this salient was at St. Mihiel, the other side of the Meuse.

  • The marshal's orders were explicit: they must be across the Meuse that night, cost what it might.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • It was the Meuse, that Meuse they had so longed to see, and where it seemed as if victory awaited them.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • In the devil's name, what stream is that off yonder, the Meuse or the Moselle?

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Orders had been received to retake Bazeilles at every cost, and drive the Bavarians into the Meuse.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Their sole resource appeared to be the water of the Meuse, which was parted from them by the road.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • The officers of the 74th of the Line threw their sabres and even their decorations into the Meuse.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • The ship entered the Meuse, and turned for the tenth time, to the left.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2) Edmondo de Amicis
  • Such is the Dutch coast from the mouth of the Meuse to the Helder.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2) Edmondo de Amicis
  • With his army he crossed the river Meuse, and advanced to the siege of Rheinberg.

British Dictionary definitions for Meuse

Meuse

/mɜːz; French møz/
noun
1.
a department of N France, in Lorraine region: heavy fighting occurred here in World War I. Capital: Bar-le-Duc. Pop: 191 728 (2003 est). Area: 6241 sq km (2434 sq miles)
2.
a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing north across E Belgium and the S Netherlands to join the Waal River before entering the North Sea. Length: 926 km (575 miles) Dutch name Maas
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