Pontoise


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Pontoise

(pôNtwäz`), city (1990 pop. 28,463), capital of Val-d'Oise dept., N central France. It is the site of a technical school. The metallurgy and chemical industries are important. A "new town" called Cergy is south of the city.
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He left his address as he had done before, and set off again at the same pace for Pontoise. At Pontoise he changed his horse for the last time, and at nine o'clock galloped into the yard of Treville's hotel.
de Morcerf will accompany me." Bertuccio obeyed and despatched a courier to Pontoise to say the travelling-carriage would arrive at six o'clock.
And then, I am like the Marshal de Gié at the siege of Pontoise, I have my right resting on a hillock.
Le secretaire d'Etat charge de la Communaute nationale a l'etranger, Belkacem Sahli, se rendra jeudi prochain a Paris pour visiter les nouveaux sieges des consulats d'Algerie a Pontoise et Vitry, a indique, hier, le ministere des Affaires etrangeres dans un communique.