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  • proper n. One of eight divisions of the Ohlone Native American people of northern California native to the Salinas Valley.
  • proper n. The spoken language of this people, an Ohlone dialect in the Utian family.
  • n. one of a series of postage stamp series whose illustration was inspired by a portrait of Queen Victoria by Alfred Edward Chalon (1780–1860). More formally known as the Chalon heads.


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  • I love a good hoax, and this one seems particularly well done: essentially, Renier Hubert Ghislain Chalon, a historian, researched the sorts of books that Europe's most noted book collectors would find irresistible.

    Boing Boing

  • But what is this; "and here, for the first time, lifting up my eyes, I perceived a beautiful water-colour drawing in the style of" Chalon, "which was placed above the chimney-piece.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Complete

  • I live in a small village in the hills not far from Chalon.

    serment - French Word-A-Day

  • I saw that you are a regular with Kristin and live in Chalon sur Saone.

    serment - French Word-A-Day

  • Oddly Chalon were about to enter the promotion play-offs – they were beaten by Saint-Etienne in the semi-finals – when Duckworth called and Hill accepted.

    Richard Hill decries system but Worcester are poised for Premiership

  • Mr. Sauty de Chalon is now pitching bubbly as a distraction rather than a celebration.

    Toasting the Bad Economy? Champagne Sales Bubble Up

  • It is this authenticity that pulls me back time and time again to the thin 48-kilometer strip of land that begins just south of Dijon and ends in Chalon-sur-Saône and is no more than 1,500 meters wide at any given point.

    The Scent of Burgundy

  • Chalon also shows how Marie-Antoinette became more pious following baby Sophie's death; she gave orders that the fasts of the Church be more carefully observed at her table than previously.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Jean Chalon in Chère Marie-Antoinette p.235 notes that in 1788 she gave orders that her table strictly comply with all the regulations of the Church.

    Lent at Versailles

  • Serious modern and contemporary scholars, however, such as Paul and Pierrette Girault de Coursac, Hilaire Belloc, Nesta Webster, Simone Bertiere, Philippe Delorme, Jean Chalon, Desmond Seward, and Simon Schama are unanimous in saying that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that Marie-Antoinette violated her marriage vows by dallying with Count Fersen...

    The Fersen Myth


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