from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northern France near the Belgian border southeast of Lille. An important medieval town, it became noted for its lace industry in the 15th century. Population: 43,200.
- n. A fine lace with a floral pattern.
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- proper n. A town in the region of Nord, in the north-east of France
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich variety of lace made at Valenciennes, France. See lace.
- n. A pyrotechnic composition, usually employed as incendiary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry
- n. a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns
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The position of Valenciennes, which is supposed to be on the eve of a surrender -- the progress of the insurgents in La Vendee -- the discontents in the South -- and the charge of treachery against so many of the
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
The principal French coal field, and that one now in the possession of the Germans, is the field of Valenciennes, which is the continuation of the main Belgian field, the whole being known as the Hainault Basin.
It must be admitted that our Valenciennes is a quiet, nay!
"Valenciennes," however, belongs to 1878, and the "Dance at the Phœnix," of which the stanza beginning "'Twas Christmas" alone had been written years before, seems to have been finished about the same time.
The reader of the novels will not have to be reminded that "Valenciennes" and the other ballads have their prose-parallel in Simon Burden's reminiscences of Minden.
The drawling voice of a weary old campaigner is wonderfully rendered in the stanza of "Valenciennes": --
The position of Valenciennes, which is supposed to be on the eve of a surrender ” the progress of the insurgents in La Vendee ” the discontents in the South ” and the charge of treachery against so many of the Generals, and particularly Custine ” all together seem to have agitated the public extremely: yet it is rather the agitation of uncertainty than that occasioned by any deep impression of hope or fear.
That's still some ways away, judging by Sunday's 2-1 win over Valenciennes—a match in which PSG didn't play well but at least provided a win.
Also, second-bottom Valenciennes are beating Lyon 1-0 and Lille and Nice are locked in a thrilling-sounding 3-3.7.49pm: Further good news for France's basement-dwellers and I don't mean winos: rock-bottom Ajaccio are on course for their first away win of the season, leading 2-0 at Sochaux.7.52pm: Woe at St James' Park, where poor old Stephen Reid has suffered yet another injury, seemingly to ankle ligaments, and has to be replaced.
In Ligue 1, Paris St Germain drew level with the leaders Montpellier, who lost 1-0 at Valenciennes, after winning 1-0 at Sochaux.
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