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[myooz; French mœz] /myuz; 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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Though the French were greatly outnumbered, they fought gallantly, and held the bridge across the Meuse stubbornly.

  • The officers of the 74th of the Line threw their sabres and even their decorations into the Meuse.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • The beautiful mountains of the Meuse were not recognizable as mountains.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • The ship entered the Meuse, and turned for the tenth time, to the left.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2) Edmondo de Amicis
  • Our side of the Meuse was flat, the opposite one went up steeply.

  • With his army he crossed the river Meuse, and advanced to the siege of Rheinberg.

  • In recent days the waters of the Meuse have often flowed blood-red.

    What Germany Thinks Thomas F. A. Smith
  • He felt inclined to throw himself into the Meuse, and there end his life.

    The Ferryman of Brill William H. G. Kingston
  • It was a town of about forty-five hundred souls, built on the side of a pretty hill overlooking the Meuse.

  • It was the Meuse, that Meuse they had so longed to see, and where it seemed as if victory awaited them.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for Meuse


/mɜːz; French møz/
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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