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  1. a market town in SE England, in Essex; scene of a battle (991) between the East Saxons and the victorious Danes, celebrated in The Battle of Maldon, an Old English poem; notable for Maldon salt, used in cookery. Pop: 20 731 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for maldon

Historical Examples

  • The narrative of the Maldon poem is not pinched nor meagre in its proportions.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker

  • I am going to dine,” said Mr. Maldon, “with my cousin Annie.

  • I am going to dine,' said Mr. Maldon, 'with my cousin Annie.

    David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens

  • Such was the condition of affairs in the town of Maldon on Monday morning.

    The Invasion

    William Le Queux

  • I've wired to Vera to be prepared to come to Maldon on receipt of a telegram.

    Spies of the Kaiser

    William Le Queux