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Solothurn

[German zoh-law-too rn] /German ˈzoʊ lɔˌtʊərn/
noun
1.
a city in NW Switzerland, on the Aar River: capital of canton of Solothurn.
2.
a canton in NW Switzerland.
French Soleure.
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  • And Solothurn, we find, produced thrice as many subscribers to Goethe's works as the great cities just mentioned.

  • He returned to Switzerland and resided at Solothurn, where he died on October 15, 1817.

  • Their jars and differences were settled within the hour, and Freiburg and Solothurn were unanimously admitted into the league.

  • Fribourg, Solothurn, and Zurich were likewise stripped for the benefit of the military chest.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Lachat, Bishop of Solothurn, turned out of their cures several priests for declining to accept the dogma of infallibility.

  • And equally unmistakable is the relation between this Louvre drawing and the Madonna of Solothurn.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • Here is an old mediæval gateway at Solothurn, in Switzerland.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Little Burgundy, with Solothurn as capital, fell to the counts of Buchegg.

  • And he and his companions, having lost no time, after a few days met those who had charge of the saints at Solothurn.

British Dictionary definitions for Solothurn

Solothurn

/German ˈzoːlotʊrn/
noun
1.
a canton of NW Switzerland. Capital: Solothurn. Pop: 246 500 (2002 est). Area: 793 sq km (306 sq miles)
2.
a town in NW Switzerland, capital of Solothurn canton, on the Aare River. Pop: 15 489 (2000)
French name Soleure
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