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Alençon

[a-lahn-sawn; English uh-len-suh n, -son]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture.
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Orne

[awrn]
noun
  1. a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km). Capital: Alençon.
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Historical Examples of alencon

  • Anjou is, from all accounts, reckless and dissolute; and Alencon is sickly.

    Saint Bartholomew's Eve

    G. A. Henty

  • Her cap was of Alencon lace, knotted with a ribbon of green and gold.

  • They work on parchment from patterns which are supplied by the merchants in Alencon.

  • "There is the clock-tower of Alencon," said the horseman, riding up to the carriage.

    The Chouans

    Honore de Balzac

  • As for me, I shall return on foot to Alencon with my maid, and take a few of the soldiers with me.

    The Chouans

    Honore de Balzac


British Dictionary definitions for alencon

Alençon

noun
  1. a town in NW France: early lace-manufacturing centre. Pop: 28 935 (1999)
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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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