- a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km). Capital: Alençon.
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The water of the Orne is rather nauseous, but is not considered unwholesome.The Stranger in France
The Bullones left, and Orne crossed to the window, looked out at the pool.
For a moment, Orne saw that Stetson's suspicions could have basis in fact.
"Like looking for the traditional needle in the haystack," muttered Orne.
Her answer was lost as Orne entered the hall, closed the door.
- 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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