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[sha-lawn] /ʃaˈlɔ̃/
Also called Châlons-sur-Marne
[sha-lawn-syr-marn] /ʃa lɔn sürˈmarn/ (Show IPA)
. a city in and the capital of Marne, in NE France: defeat of Attila a.d. 451.
Also called Châlons-sur-Saône
[sha-lawn-syrsohn] /ʃa lɔ̃ˈsürsoʊn/ (Show IPA)
. a city in E France, on the Saône River. 60,451. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At chalons we took boat and reached Lyons betimes that afternoon.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • We learn ten minutes later that the Prussians are marching on chalons.

    Sac-Au-Dos Joris Karl Huysmans
  • Mgr Meignan, then bishop of chalons, afterwards cardinal and archbishop of Tours, ordained him priest in 1879.

  • So they were not to go to chalons, then, and unite with the army there?

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • In 1598 a tailor of chalons was sentenced by the parliament of Paris to be burned alive for lycanthropy.

  • Those of the Mobiles who were armed and equipped were sent off, at once, to chalons.

  • Croix de Guerre had been given out that day at the automobile park at chalons.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • The distance from chalons to Lyons by the Saone is some 90 miles.

    Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
  • In an instant forty thousand men, armed and equipped, were on the march to chalons.

  • At a fair pace they reckoned to be at chalons in thirteen hours.

    The Royal Life Guard Alexander Dumas (pere)

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