American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising in the Ardennes Mountains of southern Belgium and flowing about 299 km (186 mi) generally southwest to the Seine River in northern France. It is an important commercial waterway.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of use.
“The Oise is the first really great commercial tributary of the Seine.”
“As long as the Oise was a small rural river, it took us near by people's doors, and we could hold a conversation with natives in the riparian fields.”
“It resulted in the development of three great salients, the first in Picardy and in the direction of Amiens along the Somme, which was launched on March 21st; the second on the Lys, which was launched on April 9th; and the third which is called the Oise-Marne salient, launched on May 27th.”
“His admission to the National Convention resulted from an electoral mix-up, when electors from the Oise nominated "Bourdon, substitute procureur at Paris and one of the conquerors of the Bastille.”
“François-Louis Bourdon (1758-98), known as Bourdon de l'Oise, represented the Oise in the National Convention and aligned himself with the conspiracy against Robespierre in the spring of 1794.”
“Ships, too, came from the sea up the Somme and forced the king and his whole army to flee and drove them across the river Oise.”
“The invaders went into winter quarters in the city of Amiens and devastated all the land to the Seine and on both sides of the Oise, and no man opposed them; and they burned with fire the monasteries and churches of Christ . . .”
“They built a castle on the river Oise at the place which is now called Pontoise, and appointed Aletramnus to guard it.”
“They went from Conde back to their ships, and thence laid waste the whole kingdom with fire and sword as far as the Oise.”
“After both parties had given hostages, the people who dwelt beyond the Oise were secure in some degree.”
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