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Smolensk

[smoh-lensk, Russian smuh-lyensk] /smoʊˈlɛnsk, Russian smʌˈlyɛnsk/
noun
1.
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, on the upper Dnieper, SW of Moscow: Russians defeated by Napoleon 1812.
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  • He said "he should march upon Kutusoff, crush or drive him back, and then turn suddenly towards Smolensk."

  • Villages and towns were passed, each deserted, as Smolensk had been.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • He accordingly marched to the city of Smolensk, and encamped before it with an army of three hundred thousand men.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • At Smolensk the armies at last reunited, much as Bagration disliked it.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The move was well conceived and swiftly executed, but its success stopped short at the outworks of Smolensk.

British Dictionary definitions for Smolensk

Smolensk

/Russian smaˈljɛnsk; English ˈsmɒlɛnsk/
noun
1.
a city in W Russia, on the Dnieper River: a major commercial centre in medieval times; scene of severe fighting (1941 and 1943) in World War II. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)
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