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Yser

[French ee-zer]
noun
  1. a river flowing from N France through NW Belgium into the North Sea: battles 1914–18. 55 miles (89 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for yser

Historical Examples

  • By March 23 the east bank of the Yser held a Belgian division.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)

    Various

  • The flooding of the Yser marks the end of the main struggle for Calais.

  • I found things were going on better in the north on the Yser.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • With these forces the enemy had to pass the Yser, which was filled with bodies.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

  • They actually wept, for the Yser is their nightmare, and with reason.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson


British Dictionary definitions for yser

Yser

noun
  1. a river in NW central Europe, rising in N France and flowing through SW Belgium to the North Sea: scene of battles in World War I. Length: 77 km (48 miles)
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