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Allier

(älyā`), department (1990 pop. 356,900), central France, in BourbonnaisBourbonnais
, former province, central France, in the northern part of the Massif Central. It was approximately the same area as today's Allier dept. It is a largely arid plateau (except for the fertile Limagne area in the west).
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. MoulinsMoulins
, city (1990 pop. 23,353), capital of Allier dept., central France, on the Allier River. Clothing, shoes, dyes, automobile parts, and household products are manufactured. It is also an agricultural market. Formerly capital of the duchy of Bourbonnais (c.
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Allier

1. a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop.: 342 307 (2003 est.). Area: 7382 sq. km (2879 sq. miles)
2. a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)
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When they parted, therefore, he kept the former within reach of his hand, consigning the one he most valued to the keeping of their allies.
uf, with his noble and knightly allies and confederates, receive no defiances at the bands of slaves, bondsmen, or fugitives.
At the village gates, through which the blacks poured in panic, Korak left them to the tender mercies of his allies and turned himself eagerly toward the hut in which Meriem had been a prisoner.
This man abolished the old soldiery, organized the new, gave up old alliances, made new ones; and as he had his own soldiers and allies, on such foundations he was able to build any edifice: thus, whilst he had endured much trouble in acquiring, he had but little in keeping.
In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies.
no, madame," answered De Winter; "but the case is provided for and I am come to France to seek allies.
The very Indian allies, though accustomed to bushfighting, regarded it as almost impenetrable, and full of frightful danger.
Then Agamemnon, king of men, spoke, saying, "Hear me, Trojans, Dardanians, and allies.
He had received M'Tavish and his party with uncalled for hospitality, as though they were friends and allies, instead of being a party of observation, come to reconnoitre the state of affairs at Astoria, and to await the arrival of a hostile ship.
It was not until the night had fallen, and the fires of our savage allies glowed red in the shadows, that our two men of science could be dragged away from the fascinations of that primeval lake.
Quarante mille hommes massacres et l'armee de nos allies detruite, et vous trouvez la le mot pour rire,"* he said, as if strengthening his views by this French sentence.
So the compact was made and General Guph was delighted with his success in gaining such powerful allies.