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  • Crowds rushed to the Namur gate, from which direction the noise proceeded, and many rode along the level chaussee, to be in advance of any intelligence from the army.

    Vanity Fair

  • Quatre Bras, and then to march down the chaussee upon Bry in order effectually to separate the two armies.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Upon Zieten's abandoning, in the course of his retreat, the chaussee which leads to Brussels through Quatre Bras, Marshal Ney, who had only just been put in command on the left of the French army, was ordered to advance by this road upon Gosselies, and found at Frasnes part of the

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Cherbourg or Havre and takes the train across Normandy to Pontorson, where, with the evening light, the tourists drive along the chaussee, over the sands or through the tide, till they stop at

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • She has exquisite feet and hands, is always bien chaussee et bien gantee and can talk brilliantly upon any subject, provided that she knows nothing about it.

    Miscellanies

  • 'You may see it all before you,' he said, 'straight as the Seine chaussee from the hill of La Roche Guyon.'

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 1

  • "I'm sure Missis wouldn't like to live there;" observed Elizabeth, eyeing uneasily the gloomy rez de-chaussee, familiar to many a generation of struggling respectability, where, in the decadence of the season, every second house bore the announcement "apartments furnished."

    Mistress and Maid. A Household Story.

  • After a day's journey over bad roads, they were glad to find themselves once more on the chaussee.

    Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley

  • Over its massive lower structure, and its rez-de chaussee of red granite, sparkling in the sun with its play of many colors, arose bold and steep its light and graceful facade.

    Empress Josephine An historical sketch of the days of Napoleon

  • 'Tis common now to a hundred thousand voyagers: the English tourist, with his chariot and his Harvey's Sauce, and his imperials; the bustling commis-voyageur on the roof of the rumbling diligence; the rapid malle-poste thundering over the chaussee at twelve miles an hour -- pass the ground hourly and daily now: 'twas lonely and unfrequented at the end of that seventeenth century with which our story commences.

    Burlesques

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