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  • proper n. An ancient city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers

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Examples

  • ` ` You know that portion of the city which is called Kolomna, '' he began.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • "You know that portion of the city which is called Kolomna," he began.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • ‘Guderian apparently now has freedom of movement in the direction of Kolomna,’ Halder wrote, with the air of a magician whose wand had just been repaired.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • In the 14th century, the city of Kolomna, 115 kilometers southeast of Moscow, on the strategic confluence of the Moscow and Oka rivers, was Russia's second richest after Moscow.

    Escape From Moscow:

  • Kolomna lost its strategic importance after the 17th century -- Moscow grew more powerful and was able to defend itself against the Tatars -- and as a result, the city's role in the Orthodox church was accentuated.

    Escape From Moscow:

  • And it is worthy of remark, that all the colony of Kolomna, all these poor old women, small officials, petty artists, and insignificant people whom we have just recapitulated, agreed that it was better to endure anything, and to suffer the extreme of misery, rather than to have recourse to the terrible usurer.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • Then come the actors whose salaries do not permit them to desert Kolomna, an independent folk, living, like all artists, for pleasure.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • Kolomna — individuals whose character is as difficult to define as the colour of a threadbare surtout.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • It was impossible that such occurrences, related, not without embellishments, should not inspire a sort of involuntary horror amongst the sedate inhabitants of Kolomna.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • After these great people and aristocracy of Kolomna, come the rank and file.

    The Mysterious Portrait

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