Definition of Chalons
1. Noun. The battle in which Attila the Hun was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
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Literary usage of Chalons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"In Roman miles (ten of which are about equal to nine English), and by the Roman roads, chalons was 170 miles distant from Metz, and 51 from Troyes. ..."
2. Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries: From the by Jean Froissart, Thomas Johnes (1862)
"It happened that while sir Peter Audley was governor of Beaufort, which is situated between Troyes and chalons, he imagined, that if he could cross the ..."
3. Northern France, from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1905)
"From Amiens (Calais, Boulogne) to chalons-sur- Marne (Bale) via Laon and ... leaving London at 9 pm and Calais at 12.58 am, proceeds via chalons and ..."
4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Macmahon was directed to form an army, to be called the army of chalons, ... It was clearly impossible to remain at chalons with the army incomplete in ..."
5. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"... and chalons to Suippes. English Channel with his remarkable little monoplane ... trip from chalons to Rheims and then, at a later date, from chalons to ..."