American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town of central France on the Loire River northeast of Tours. It was the seat of the powerful counts of Blois and a favorite residence of French royalty. Population: 48,200.
“The on-line spirit known as 'King Stephen of England aka Blois' should be aware that Europe has made some progress since Plato's day.”
“In fact, the king and the court at Blois, that is to say, a hundred horsemen, ten carriages, two hundred horses, as many lackeys as masters -- where was this crowd to be housed?”
“In the copy I possess the blank is filled up with the word "Blois" in manuscript.”
“A great-value day out is a rent-a-bike ride along the Loire riverbanks from the medieval Château de Blois (chateaudeblois.fr): Traîneurs de Loire (traineursdeloire.com) rent out bikes for €13 a day from several locations along the river.”
“The Paris-Tours race was then run in the opposite direction, from Blois to Chaville, a Paris suburb, giving the venerable classic a hilly finale.”
“It was not the first time that Henry of Blois had attempted to bring his brother and his cousin to sit down together and work out some compromise that would at least put a stop to active warfare, even if it meant maintaining a divided and guarded realm, for ever in danger of local eruptions.”
“Pulcellina of Blois, France, a widow who was martyred with the other Jews of Blois in 1171, probably worked as a moneylender, since documents concerning her note that she was well known to the nobility and that she “acted proudly.””
“Although there are a small number of sources that tell of women who were central and very powerful money-lenders, such as Marat Minna of Worms, who dealt with the authorities in her city or Pulcellina from Blois, who was often in the court of Count Thibaut of Blois V (reigned 1152 – 1191), most women lent small sums to their female neighbors.”
“Blois 3. Completely destroyed in 1790, this château was built by François I in the Bois de Boulogne after his return from captivity in Spain in 1527.”
“Mrs.R. M. Blois, designed by Earl Nisbet, was under construction.”
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