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[bahy-yoo; French ba-yœ] /baɪˈyu; French baˈyœ/
a town in Calvados, N France, in Normandy, near the English Channel: museum displaying the Bayeux tapestry, commemorating the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Unabridged
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  • He's crazy to go to Bayeux and see the tapestry, and it isn't so very far.

  • Mention should also be made of the wonderful Bayeux Tapestry.

    Quilts Marie D. Webster
  • Once a cathedral, always a cathedral was the theory which led us to Lisieux en route for Bayeux.

    Cathedral Cities of France Herbert Marshall
  • He was the owner of the omnibus which ran between Arromanches and Bayeux.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • Matilda, the wife of William the Conqueror, and her women made the famous Bayeux tapestry, which was really embroidery.

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  • And then it's not far from Bayeux, so that folks are by no means savages there.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • The columns are decidedly Norman, the costumes and helmets bearing close resemblance to those on the Bayeux tapestry.

    Rambles in an Old City S. S. Madders
  • A representation of the landing is one of the designs in the Bayeux tapestry.

  • The names and values of the forty-nine prebends of Bayeux appear in the Mmoires des Antiq.

British Dictionary definitions for Bayeux


/French bajø/
a town in NW France, on the River Aure: its museum houses the Bayeux tapestry and there is a 13th-century cathedral: dairy foods, plastic. Pop: 14 961 (1999)
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