Blois


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Blois

 (blwä)
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.

Blois

(French blwa)
n
(Placename) a town in N central France, on the Loire: 13th-century castle. Pop: 46 013 (2009)

Blois

(blwa)

n.
a city in central France, on the Loire River. 51,950.
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Towards the middle of the month of May, in the year 1660, at nine o'clock in the morning, when the sun, already high in the heavens, was fast absorbing the dew from the ramparts of the castle of Blois a little cavalcade, composed of three men and two pages, re-entered the city by the bridge, without producing any other effect upon the passengers of the quay beyond a first movement of the hand to the head, as a salute, and a second movement of the tongue to express, in the purest French then spoken in France: "There is Monsieur returning from hunting.
In the meanwhile, Monsieur continued his route with an air at once so melancholy and so majestic, that he certainly would have attracted the attention of spectators, if spectators there had been; but the good citizens of Blois could not pardon Monsieur for having chosen their gay city for an abode in which to indulge melancholy at his ease, and as often as they caught a glimpse of the illustrious ennuye, they stole away gaping, or drew back their heads into the interior of their dwellings, to escape the soporific influence of that long pale face, of those watery eyes, and that languid address; so that the worthy prince was almost certain to find the streets deserted whenever he chanced to pass through them.
Now, on the part of the citizens of Blois this was a culpable piece of disrespect, for Monsieur was, after the king -- nay, even, perhaps before the king -- the greatest noble of the kingdom.
After his little morning hawking-party on the banks of the Beuvion, or in the woods of Chiverny, Monsieur crossed the Loire, went to breakfast at Chambord, with or without an appetite and the city of Blois heard no more of its sovereign lord and master till the next hawking-day.
She only replied: "Louise, you do not speak as you think, my dear; you know that messieurs the guards, as you call them, have only just commenced their sleep, and that a cannon would not waken them; you know that Madame's bell can be heard at the bridge of Blois, and that consequently I shall hear it when my services are required by Madame.
Show these Parisians, my dear, that Blois is the city for fine language
He knows very well that Blois was a Paradise to me," replied the girl.
Since the departure of Athos for Blois, Porthos and D'Artagnan were seldom together.
Contract notice: Connecting a second exchanger cve arcante to power the new heat network provincial district of the city of blois.
Blois (France): In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "change".
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Lead author paleoecologist Jessica Blois of the University of California, Merced said that their team found that, at all time scales, climate change can alter biotic interactions in very complex ways.