Soissons


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Sois·sons

 (swä-sōN′)
A city of northern France northeast of Paris. An ancient Roman town, Soissons was long the scene of conflict, including Clovis I's defeat of the Roman legions (ad 486) and heavy bombardment during World Wars I and II.

Soissons

(French swasɔ̃)
n
(Placename) a city in N France, on the Aisne River: has Roman remains and an 11th-century abbey. Pop: 28 523 (2008)
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Noun1.Soissons - a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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As for the cardinal, who was lying on his bed with a weary and careworn face, his cards were held by the Comtesse de Soissons, and he watched them with an incessant look of interest and cupidity.
The Comtesse de Soissons interrupted the narrator: "Confess, count, you are inventing."
le Comte de Soissons, by the Grand Prior, by the Duc de Longueville, by the Duc d'Euboeuf, by the Comte d'Harcourt, by the Comte de la Roche-Guyon, by M.
His itinerary was promptly determined: he would go to Dammartin, from which place two roads diverge, one toward Soissons, the other toward Compiegne; there he would inquire concerning the Bracieux estate and go to the right or to the left according to the information obtained.
1802: Alexandre Dumas, French creator of The Three Musketeers, was born near Soissons. 1883: Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel in 1875, drowned attempting to swim the rapids below Niagara Falls.
Her publicist Susan de Soissons said: "She was one of the huge doyennes of literature.
SOISSONS is a little town in Picardy in northern France.
The Germans' capture of the key road and railroad center of Soissons enabled them to sustain the 40-odd divisions holding the Marne salient, but Soissons was near the western shoulder of the line.
Meanwhile, two fellow North Wales aces were in action for Wales U18s as they saw off France 27-15 in Soissons.
WALES Under-18s ran in four tries to nil as they got their Six Nations campaign off to a flying start in Soissons Flanker Thomas Young, son of Blues director of rugby Dai, grabbed the only try of the first period, Ospreys full-back Tom Prydie adding the conversion as Wales trailed 9-7 at the break.
A manuscript at Soissons (4) (figure 1) has a dated colophon representing the rare ideal case where the scribe gives his name and the date but also the place of transcription: "Ce livre est a Jehan Thoulouse bouttiller en la viconte de l'eaue de Rouen escript l'an mil quatre cent soysante et quatre" (This book belongs to Jehan Thoulouse, cup-bearer in the viscounty of the waterways (5) of Rouen, written in the year 1464).