Aube



a river in N France, flowing NW to the Seine. 125 miles (200 km) long.
a department in NE France. 2327 sq. mi. (6025 sq. km).
Capital: Troyes.
Historical Examples

Aube now began to push back the iron bolt of the street door, and when it opened several policemen and an inspector entered.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

Defeat would have meant a retreat, not behind the Aube, but the Rhine.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane

Through Malin’s influence, he became co-receiver-general of Aube, with Sibuelle as his colleague.
Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

“She is the richest heiress in the department of the Aube,” said Simon Giguet.
The Deputy of Arcis Honore de Balzac

In consequence of a double election there was in the Aube a vacancy for a candidate.
Sentimental Education, Volume II Gustave Flaubert

He had now reached the Aube, beyond which Joffre had decreed that he must not retire.
Foch the Man Clara E. Laughlin

On days like this the place was too narrow, and it always made Aube angry that he could not use the first story.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

The river Aube (Alba), so called from its silveriness flows by Danton’s house.
East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards

His lands reached from the department of Seine-et-Marne into that of the Aube.
Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

When Ney and Sebastiani began on the twentieth to push up the south bank of the Aube, they expected no opposition.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane

noun
a department of N central France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Troyes. Pop: 293 925 (2003 est). Area: 6026 sq km (2350 sq miles)
a river in N central France, flowing northwest to the Seine. Length: about 225 km (140 miles)

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