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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A town of southeast England southwest of Colchester. In a bloody battle fought nearby, an invading Viking army defeated a smaller Anglo-Saxon force (991).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A battle in which the Danes defeated the East Saxons in 991; it is celebrated in an old English poem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a battle in which the Danes defeated the Saxons in 991; celebrated in an old English poem

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