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a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture.
a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km).
Capital: Alençon.
Historical Examples

His place at table was laid in all the most distinguished houses in alencon, and he was bidden to all soirees.
An Old Maid Honore de Balzac

Anjou is, from all accounts, reckless and dissolute; and alencon is sickly.
Saint Bartholomew’s Eve G. A. Henty

Then began the usual conversation, which for twenty years had echoed at that hour through this particular street of alencon.
An Old Maid Honore de Balzac

They work on parchment from patterns which are supplied by the merchants in alencon.
Normandy, Complete Gordon Home

The news of this suicide made, as may well be supposed, a great excitement in alencon.
An Old Maid 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

Through this man’s insinuations he had conceived the most confirmed jealousy of my brother alencon.
Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre

There, then, lay the secret of his royal bearing and of his residence in alencon.
An Old Maid Honore de Balzac

alencon Barre looked up, agony twitching his nostrils and a dry white line on his lips.
Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete Gilbert Parker

In which case, he could openly assume the leadership of the liberal party in alencon.
An Old Maid Honore de Balzac

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