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  1. a river flowing S from NE France to the Rhone. 270 miles (435 km) long.
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Historical Examples of saone

  • The distance from Chalons to Lyons by the Saone is some 90 miles.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

  • The dog ran away, plunged into the river Saone and was seen no more.

  • It was the greatest height the Saone had attained for 238 years.

  • The Saone separated them from the Sequani on the south-east.

  • At Lyons, where the Rhone joins the Saone, the most lamentable scenes took place.

British Dictionary definitions for saone


  1. a river in E France, rising in Lorraine and flowing generally south to join the Rhône at Lyon, as its chief tributary: canalized for 375 km (233 miles) above Lyon; linked by canals with the Rhine, Marne, Seine, and Loire Rivers. Length: 480 km (298 miles)
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