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Château-Thierry

[sha-toh-tee-uh-ree; French shah-toh-tye-ree] /ʃæˈtoʊˈti ə ri; French ʃɑ toʊ tyɛˈri/
noun
1.
a town in N France, on the Marne River: scene of heavy fighting 1918.
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  • "And yet you went to chateau-thierry for that purpose," said some one.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • La Fontaine, born in 1621 at chateau-thierry, had died in 1695.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • Now to get back to the Battle of chateau-thierry, and tell you a few of my own experiences.

  • Some of them lay in the Argonne, or at chateau-thierry, and for them peace had come too late.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It lost in one day at chateau-thierry all its men but seven.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
  • He wants her to come to chateau-thierry, where he is going at his utmost speed.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • But once we are at chateau-thierry, must he not see your face?

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • No; I shall stop at one of my castles, chateau-thierry, for example.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • You do not intend, then, to stay any time at chateau-thierry?

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • But they were moving westward, in the direction of chateau-thierry, instead of toward the bridgehead at Dormans.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for chateau-thierry

Château-Thierry

/ˈʃætəʊˈtɪərɪ; French ʃɑtotjɛri/
noun
1.
a town in N central France, on the River Marne: scene of the second battle of the Marne (1918) during World War I. Pop: 14 967 (1999)
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