Rouen


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Rou·en 1

 (ro͞o-än′, -äN′)
A city of northern France on the Seine River west-northwest of Paris. Of pre-Roman origin, it was repeatedly raided by the Norse in the ninth century, became the capital of medieval Normandy in the tenth century, and was held by the English from 1419 to 1449. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake here in 1431.

Rou·en 2

 (ro͞o-än′, -äN′)
n.
Any of a breed of domestic ducks descended from and resembling the mallard.

[After Rouen1.]

Rouen

(French rwɑ̃)
n
(Placename) a city in N France, on the River Seine: the chief river port of France; became capital of the duchy of Normandy in 912; scene of the burning of Joan of Arc (1431); university (1964). Pop: 110 276 (2006)

Rou•en

(ruˈɑ̃, -ˈɑn)

n.
a city in N France, on the Seine: execution of Joan of Arc 1431. 105,083.
Translations
Rouen

Rouen

[ˈruːɑ̃ːŋ] NRuán m
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And if another should allege the pledge which the king had given to the Pope that he would assist him in the enterprise, in exchange for the dissolution of his marriage[*] and for the cap to Rouen,[+] to that I reply what I shall write later on concerning the faith of princes, and how it ought to be kept.
It was a humble establishment, kept by a good man from Rouen and his wife, that Philip had discovered by accident.
I am thinking now of river ports I have seen - of Antwerp, for instance; of Nantes or Bordeaux, or even old Rouen, where the night-watchmen of ships, elbows on rail, gaze at shop-windows and brilliant cafes, and see the audience go in and come out of the opera-house.
THAT Pierre Bon-Bon was a restaurateur of uncommon qualifications, no man who, during the reign of , frequented the little Câfé in the cul-de-sac Le Febvre at Rouen, will, I imagine, feel himself at liberty to dispute.
Sent his steam yacht to Rouen for some of the famous pastry!
According to the Persian's account, Erik was born in a small town not far from Rouen. He was the son of a master-mason.
As to Aramis, he had asked for leave of absence for five days, and was gone, it was said, to Rouen on family business.
"Well, my dear friend?" said he, in as pure French as has ever been uttered between Rouen and Tours.
There is the cathedral of Rouen, which would be entirely Gothic if it did not bathe the tip of its central spire in the zone of the Renaissance.**
In the fourteenth century a heated discussion arose among theologists and philosophers as to whether Omniscience could part an object into three halves; and the pious Father Aldrovinus publicly prayed in the cathedral at Rouen that God would demonstrate the affirmative of the proposition in some signal and unmistakable way, and particularly (if it should please Him) upon the body of that hardy blasphemer, Manutius Procinus, who maintained the negative.
A stream of returning knights, of wounded soldiers, and of unransomed French noblemen, had been for a quarter of a century continually pouring into England, every one of whom exerted an influence in the direction of greater domestic refinement, while shiploads of French furniture from Calais, Rouen, and other plundered towns, had supplied our own artisans with models on which to shape their work.
The actual economy of mousseline de laine, which needs no washing, has since injured the sale of cotton fabrics enough to revolutionize the Rouen manufactories.