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a market town in SE England, in Essex; scene of a battle (991) between the East Saxons and the victorious Danes, celebrated in The Battle of Maldon, an Old English poem; notable for Maldon salt, used in cookery. Pop: 20 731 (2001)
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  • The door of Mrs. maldon's bedroom was in front of him, at right angles to the window.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • I am going to dine,' said Mr. maldon, 'with my cousin Annie.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • Rachel, standing near the door, could observe both Mrs. maldon and Thomas Batchgrew, and was regarded by neither of them.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • Such was the condition of affairs in the town of maldon on Monday morning.

    The Invasion William Le Queux
  • "Well—" Mrs. maldon was unprepared for this apparently quite natural and kindly suggestion.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • Barring the last one, which was down in Essex, near maldon, they were simply swindles.

    Aliens William McFee
  • As for his commonsense, was not her burning of the circular addressed to Mrs. maldon a sufficient commentary on it?

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • "I was only thinking of burglars;" said Mrs. maldon apologetically.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • Mrs. maldon sometimes saw it, fleshless, on a cage-like skeleton in the dark grave.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • Mrs. maldon's was certainly a house that put a strain on the nerves.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett

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