- a city in and the capital of Val-d'Oise, in N France, on the Oise River, NW of Paris.
- a department in N France. 482 sq. mi. (1248 sq. km). Capital: Pontoise.
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Amiens, Pontoise, and Paris itself were among the scenes of these disorders.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
Given under our signet in our town of Pontoise, the 17th day of August.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2
J. Endell Tyler
At Pontoise we suddenly discovered that we were on the wrong road.The Automobilist Abroad</p>
M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
The Abbey of Maubuisson, near Pontoise, was the theatre of their misdeeds.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
It was at Pontoise that St. Louis, in 1244, took the vow to go crusading.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
- a department of N France, in Île-de-France region. Capital: Pontoise. Pop: 1 121 614 (2003 est). Area: 1249 sq km (487 sq miles)
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