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Doorn

noun
  1. a town in the central Netherlands, in Utrecht province: residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany from his abdication (1919) until his death (1941)
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  • He stated that some 200 Dutchmen were ensconced on Doorn Kop near his camp, and asked for help in order to effect their capture.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 6 (of 6)

    Louis Creswicke

  • February 7th was a repetition of the 6th, except that the gun on Doorn Kloof paid slightly more attention to our position.

    The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War

    Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring

  • “I know of something,” said Mrs. Doorn de Bruijn; and a sudden anxiety came over her placid melancholy.

    The Hidden Force

    Louis Couperus

  • “I saw the resident speaking very seriously to the regent,” said Doorn de Bruijn.

    The Hidden Force

    Louis Couperus

  • She now accepted the Doorn de Bruijns and the Rantzows as indifferent acquaintances, but no longer as friends.

    The Hidden Force

    Louis Couperus