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Beauvais

[ boh-vey; French boh-ve ]
/ boʊˈveɪ; French boʊˈvɛ /
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noun

a city in and the capital of Oise, in NW France: 13th-century cathedral.

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Beauvais
/ (French bovɛ) /

noun

a market town in N France, 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Paris. Pop: 55 392 (1999)
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