- 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
"Let's save the noble act for someone who doesn't know you," said Orne.
"Like looking for the traditional needle in the haystack," muttered Orne.
"We have a sea breeze on Chargon that we treat the same way," said Orne.
The Bullones left, and Orne crossed to the window, looked out at the pool.
- 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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