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Yser(izĕr`), river, c.50 mi (80 km) long, rising in N France and flowing generally NE through NW Belgium and into the North Sea at Nieuwpoort. It connects a network of canals. The area was the scene of heavy fighting in World War I.
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a river in NW central Europe, rising in N France and flowing through SW Belgium to the North Sea: scene of battles in World War I. Length: 77 km (48 miles)
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