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Orne

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noun
  1. a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km). Capital: Alençon.
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Examples from the Web for orne

Historical Examples

  • The water of the Orne is rather nauseous, but is not considered unwholesome.

    The Stranger in France

    John Carr

  • The Bullones left, and Orne crossed to the window, looked out at the pool.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert

  • For a moment, Orne saw that Stetson's suspicions could have basis in fact.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert

  • "Like looking for the traditional needle in the haystack," muttered Orne.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert

  • Her answer was lost as Orne entered the hall, closed the door.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert


British Dictionary definitions for orne

Orne

noun
  1. a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie. Capital: Alençon. Pop: 291 274 (2003 est). Area: 6144 sq km (2396 sq miles)
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