a city in and the capital of Oise, in NW France: 13th-century cathedral.
a river in W Europe, flowing SW from S Belgium through N France to the Seine, near Paris. 186 miles (300 km) long.
a department in N France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km).
Capital: Beauvais.
Historical Examples

One Canchon, bishop of Beauvais, even petitioned that the trial might be under his guidance.
Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller

Like Monsieur Manette, your father, the gentleman was of Beauvais.
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

Slightly orientated from the east and west, it presents by itself, like Beauvais, nearly all of the attributes of a great church.
The Cathedrals of Northern France Francis Miltoun

On the road (except at Beauvais) he had heard absolutely nothing.
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

Meanwhile Beauvais walked slowly toward his quarters, with his saber caught up under his arm.
The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath

Something equally marvelous is said of a canon of the cathedral of Beauvais.
The Phantom World Augustin Calmet

Beauvais has many interesting things, but the day had become very warm and we did not linger.
The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine

The Bishop of Beauvais then pronounced her sentence of excommunication.
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

He now produced painting after painting for the Beauvais looms.
Boucher Haldane Macfall

Oudry asked himself why he should not rival them at Beauvais.
The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee

a market town in N France, 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Paris. Pop: 55 392 (1999)
a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Beauvais. Pop: 776 999 (2003 est). Area: 5887 sq km (2296 sq miles)
a river in N France, rising in Belgium, in the Ardennes, and flowing southwest to join the Seine at Conflans. Length: 302 km (188 miles)


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