Definitions

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  • n. the battle in which Attila the Hun was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Chalons were a typical black doo-wop group of the time.

    Classical Values

  • You are now returned, and have taken your place ia the ftage for Chalons, which is fourteen leagues, and will coft you fix livres.

    The Gentleman's Guide in His Tour Through France

  • When he had arranged for their care, we set out to rejoin the King, and before going far, overtook his Majesty, who had stopped on the Chalons road, and was surrounded by a throng of fugitives, whom he was berating in German so energetic as to remind me forcibly of the "Dutch" swearing that I used to hear in my boyhood in Ohio.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • At daybreak on the 26th word came for us to be ready to move by the Chalons road at 7 o'clock, but before we got off, the order was suspended till 2 in the afternoon.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • All being ready, we took one of the roads from Pont-a-Mousson to Rezonville, which is on the direct road from Metz to Chalons, and near the central point of the field where, on the 16th of August, the battle of Mars-la-Tour had been fought.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • This sudden change of direction I did not at first understand, but soon learned that it was because of the movements of Marshal MacMahon, who, having united the French army beaten at Worth with three fresh corps at Chalons, was marching to relieve Metz in obedience to orders from the Minister of War at Paris.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • The King traveled further than usual that day -- to Clermont -- so we did not get shelter till late, and even then not without some confusion, for the quartermaster having set out toward Chalons before the change of programme was ordered, was not at hand to provide for us.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • At first the German plan was simply to threaten with their right, while the corps of the Second Army advanced toward the north, to prevent the French, of whose intentions there was much doubt, from escaping toward Chalons; then, as the purposes of the French might be, developed, these corps were to change direction toward the enemy successively, and seek to turn his right flank.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • The boy who was arrested in Chalons in 1798, I do not think that he was your son.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Il faut donc aller a Chalons et j'vois pas comment j'vais y aller.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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