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  1. a city in N France, NE of Lille.
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Historical Examples of roubaix

  • In the beginning of the century Roubaix numbered 8000 souls only.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • It began by the taking of hostages at the very outset of their possession of Roubaix.

  • We in hungry Roubaix looked out on Belgium as the land of promise.

  • Long before this the food problem had become acute in Roubaix.

  • He pursued his investigations as far as Roubaix, then swept southward to Douai.

    Tam O' The Scoots

    Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for roubaix


  1. a city in N France near the Belgian border: forms, with Tourcoing, a large industrial conurbation. Pop: 96 984 (1999)
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