[myooz; French mœz]
- 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.
- a department in NE France. 2409 sq. mi. (6240 sq. km). Capital: Bar-le-Duc.
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The point of this salient was at St. Mihiel, the other side of the Meuse.
The marshal's orders were explicit: they must be across the Meuse that night, cost what it might.
It was the Meuse, that Meuse they had so longed to see, and where it seemed as if victory awaited them.
In the devil's name, what stream is that off yonder, the Meuse or the Moselle?
Orders had been received to retake Bazeilles at every cost, and drive the Bavarians into the Meuse.
- 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)
- 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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