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  1. a port in S Norway, on the Skien River : one of the oldest towns in Norway; timber industry. Pop: 50 507 (2004 est)
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Examples from the Web for skien

Historical Examples

  • We did not get off the boat, but continued on our way to Skien.


    Beatrix Jungman

  • Skien and his father's house dropped from him like an old suit of clothes.

    Henrik Ibsen

    Edmund Gosse

  • All those who came during the years 1845–46 were from near Skien.

  • We did not devote any considerable time to Skien, but took the train on the day of our arrival.


    Beatrix Jungman