- 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
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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