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 (bo͞o-lōn′, -lôn′yə) also Bou·logne-sur-Mer (-sûr-mĕr′)
A city of northern France on the English Channel north-northwest of Amiens. Of Celtic origin, it is the leading fishing port of France.
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(bʊˈlɔɪn; French bulɔɲ)
(Placename) a port in N France, on the English Channel. Pop: 45 036 (2006). Official name: Boulogne-sur-Mer
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(bʊˈloʊn, -ˈlɔɪn, -ˈlɔn yə)

a seaport in N France, on the English Channel. 49,284. Also called Boulogne′-sur-Mer′ (-sürˈmɛr)
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References in classic literature ?
She escaped the cruisers of both nations, and arrived at Boulogne without accident.
When landing at Portsmouth, Milady was an Englishwoman whom the persecutions of the French drove from La Rochelle; when landing at Boulogne, after a two days' passage, she passed for a Frenchwoman whom the English persecuted at Portsmouth out of their hatred for France.
"Through our lines, through Boulogne, across the Channel, through Dover Station, out of Charing-Cross, through our own men and the best that Scotland Yard could do for us.
Boris knew nothing about the Boulogne expedition; he did not read the papers and it was the first time he had heard Villeneuve's name.
His mamma wrote him a neat letter from Boulogne, when she quitted England, in which she requested him to mind his book, and said she was going to take a Continental tour, during which she would have the pleasure of writing to him again.
He was again, as in times past, on that same road of adventures which had led him to Boulogne, and which he was now traveling for the fourth time.
I fix on Boulogne because I presume that every town in France is indifferent to you; if you prefer another, name it; but you can easily conceive that, surrounded as I am by influences I can only muzzle by discretion, I desire your presence in Paris to be unknown."
Of course we drove in the Bois de Boulogne, that limitless park, with its forests, its lakes, its cascades, and its broad avenues.
"Close by here, monsieur," replied the notary -- "a little beyond Passy; a charming situation, in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne."
He often related that on one of his holidays in Boulogne, one of those holidays upon which his wife for economy's sake did not accompany him, when he was sitting in a church, the cure had come up to him and invited him to preach a sermon.
The first thing he did, therefore, when aboard the boat at Boulogne, was to bespeak a private cabin.
When I questioned him as to how he had employed the time, he told me that he had gone for a stroll in the Bois de Boulogne. What do you think of a professor who, instead of giving his lecture, obtains a substitute to go for a stroll in the Bois de Boulogne?