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[doo-keyn, dyoo-; for 1 also French dy-ken] /duˈkeɪn, dyu-; for 1 also French düˈkɛn/
[a-bra-am] /a braˈam/ (Show IPA),
1610–88, French naval commander.
a city in SW Pennsylvania, on the Monongahela River.
Fort. Fort Duquesne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Duquesne studied the metal, and was shaken out of his habitual taciturnity.

    The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
  • Duquesne's voice was cold, his black brows were drawn together.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • This reply to his summons was entirely unexpected by Duquesne, and he heard it with evident disappointment.

  • "There, you've seen what an inch of arenak is like," said Duquesne when the destruction was complete.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • "I can't understand it," Duquesne frowned as he considered the situation.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Now you are lying by rote—I know just what you'd do," said Duquesne.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • In Duquesne, when I came to be able to ask and understand what was said to me, there were not above thirty Europeans left.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I'll take my men off Duquesne, now that we've linked him up with Steel.

    The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
  • Boone's speech, conditionally agreeing to Duquesne's proposal, was followed by one from Blackfish.

    Scouting with Daniel Boone Everett T. Tomlinson
  • How large a force do you imagine the French have at Duquesne?

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