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  1. a river in W Europe, flowing SW from S Belgium through N France to the Seine, near Paris. 186 miles (300 km) long.
  2. a department in N France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Capital: Beauvais.
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Examples from the Web for oise

Historical Examples

  • There was never any mistake about the Oise, as a matter of fact.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • But between the Oise and Arras we were holding our own only with difficulty.

  • From a wilding noted in 1862 by the cur of Breteuil, Oise, Fr.

  • I did sing to them the song La Nonette sings as it goes on its way to Oise.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • Oise, a river which flows into the Seine, from the north, not far below Paris.

British Dictionary definitions for oise


  1. a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Beauvais. Pop: 776 999 (2003 est). Area: 5887 sq km (2296 sq miles)
  2. a river in N France, rising in Belgium, in the Ardennes, and flowing southwest to join the Seine at Conflans. Length: 302 km (188 miles)
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