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or Bar-le-Duc

  1. a preserve made from gooseberries or white or red currants.
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Origin of bar-le-duc

for Bar-le-Duc, France


[myooz; French mœz]
  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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Historical Examples

  • East of Bar-le-Duc the main line is cut by German shell fire now.

    They Shall Not Pass

    Frank H. Simonds

  • Then it moved to a new sector, not far from Bar-le-Duc, and Kellogg moved with it.

  • He was educated at Bar-le-Duc and went to Paris in 1854 to study jurisprudence.

  • An uninterrupted file of camions extends from Bar-le-Duc to Verdun.

  • We sensed the war to better advantage than at Luxeuil or Bar-le-Duc.

    Flying for France

    James R. McConnell

British Dictionary definitions for bar-le-duc


  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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