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A town of northwest France west-southwest of Paris. Its lacework industry dates to the 17th century.
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(French alɑ̃sɔ̃)
(Placename) a town in NW France: early lace-manufacturing centre. Pop: 28 935 (1999)
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(a lɑ̃ˈsɔ̃; Eng. əˈlɛn sən, -sɒn)

a city in NW France: lace manufacture. 34,666.
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