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Besançon

[buh-zahn-sawn]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Doubs, in E France: Roman ruins.
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Doubs

[doo]
noun
  1. a river in E France, flowing into the Saône River. About 260 miles (420 km) long.
  2. a department in E France. 2031 sq. mi. (5260 sq. km). Capital: Besançon.
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Examples from the Web for besancon

Historical Examples

  • Proudhon dedicated it, in a letter which served as the preface, to the Academy of Besancon.

    What is Property?

    P. J. Proudhon

  • A word as to this lady, the most important lady of Besancon.

    Albert Savarus

    Honore de Balzac

  • And a little anecdote will enable you to understand the city of Besancon.

    Albert Savarus

    Honore de Balzac

  • They were satisfied to say, 'Here is a man who does not know his Besancon.

    Albert Savarus

    Honore de Balzac

  • The good folks of Besancon will make use of him, but they will not allow him to make use of them.

    Albert Savarus

    Honore de Balzac


British Dictionary definitions for besancon

Besançon

noun
  1. a city in E France, on the Doubs River: university (1422). Pop: 117 733 (1999)
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Doubs

noun
  1. a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop: 505 557 (2003 est). Area: 5258 sq km (2030 sq miles)
  2. a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Saône River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)
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