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Essonne

[e-sawn]
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  1. a department in N France. 699 sq. mi. (1810 sq. km). Capital: Évry.
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Historical Examples

  • He, on this, conceiving himself to be secure of the attachment of his soldiery, gave orders for advancing headquarters to Essonne.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte

    John Gibson Lockhart

  • Another Celtic name for water, esca is seen in the Ouche, the Essonne.

  • (p. 278) At eleven o'clock he dictated to me the orders of the day; and these orders announced, that we should sleep at Essonne.

  • After supper the Marshal rejoined his corps at Essonne, and six hours after the Emperor arrived there to visit the lines.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

  • These officers joined the Emperor and the Marshal as they were proceeding up the banks of the river at Essonne.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne


British Dictionary definitions for essonne

Essonne

noun
  1. a department of N France, south of Paris in Île-de-France region: formed in 1964. Capital: Évry. Pop: 1 153 434 (2003 est). Area: 1811 sq km (706 sq miles)
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