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Blois

[blwa]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Loire-et-Cher, in central France, on the Loire River: historic castle.
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Loir-et-Cher

[lwa-rey-sher]
noun
  1. a department in central France. 2479 sq. mi. (6420 sq. km). Capital: Blois.
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Examples from the Web for blois

Historical Examples

  • This scheme formed the basis of the three treaties of Blois .

    Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete

    Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre

  • "You have not told me yet, Andrea, what takes you to Blois," quoth I then.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • And so I pushed on to Blois with my knaves close at my heels.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The shame of it has made me hold aloof from you since we left Blois.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The Duke of Orleans, chagrined and humiliated, retired to Blois.


British Dictionary definitions for blois

Blois

noun
  1. a town in N central France, on the Loire: 13th-century castle. Pop: 49 171 (1999)
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Loir-et-Cher

noun
  1. a department of N central France, in Centre region. Capital: Blois. Pop: 318 853 (2003 est). Area: 6422 sq km (2505 sq miles)
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