Abbeville



a town in N France, on the Somme River: site of Paleolithic artifacts.
a city in S Louisiana.
Contemporary Examples

Members of the Abbeville, S.C., Bixby family killed two police over a land dispute in 2003.
When Sovereign Citizens Snap Caitlin Dickson January 16, 2014

Historical Examples

The fauna of the Amiens deposits is similar to that of the Abbeville beds.
Primitive Man Louis Figuier

They could hardly have escaped the Germans, had any lain between Abbeville and Amiens.
The Boy Scouts on the Trail George Durston

I had a most unpleasant ride to Abbeville, the heat of the day being extreme, and the road totally without any shelter.
Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808 Lt-Col. Pinkney

Francis set out for Abbeville, and Henry returned to Calais.
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard

Hatchets of the almond-shaped type, like those of the diluvium of Abbeville and Saint-Acheul, were very plentiful.
Primitive Man Louis Figuier

Henry and his court left for Calais; Francis returned to Abbeville.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various

The tide had now risen again, and he was obliged to march on to Abbeville and cross the river there.
Saint George for England G. A. Henty

He had to retire to Abbeville, and cross by the bridge there.
Life of Edward the Black Prince Louise Creighton

It proves to be only in respect of the hotel interest that Abbeville est presque dtruite.
The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. E. Rameur

noun
a town in N France: brewing, sugar-refining, and carpet industries. Pop: 24 567 (1999)

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