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Alencon a.k.a. Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department. It is situated 173 kilometres west of Paris. Alençon belongs to the intercommunality of Alençon.

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Google previewGardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist (1907)

Doyenn6 d'Alencon is a variety that will keep till the end of March. It can be grown as a bush or pyramid tree. This variety varies in its ripening considerably in hot and dry seasons ; it will sometimes be eatable early in January. Easter Beurre is ...

Google previewPrince's Manual of Roses (1846)

Comprising the Most Complete History of the Rose, Including Every Class, and All the Most Admirable Varieties that Have Appeared in Europe and America ; Together with Ample Information on Their Culture and Propagation by William Robert Prince

Duc d'Alencon is a new and profuse flowering variety, of a lilac roseate hue , ...

Google previewThe rose amateur's guide (1846)

by Thomas Rivers

Due d'Alencon is a very pretty bright pink rose of dwarf habit, not so well adapted for a standard as those described as of vigorous habits. The Manettii, or Boursault Stock, will be found the most eligible for this variety. Mrs. Crips, a new rose of ...

Google previewLace and Lace Making (2002)

by Marian Powys

Point d'Alencon is a lace which combines much of the dignity of the Point de Venise with the grace and charm of the Brussels Rose Point. It is essentially the lace of the very few, costly, rare and aristocratic. The cordonnet or raised outline is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Lace (1999)

by Pat Earnshaw

Alencon. A town in Normandy famous in the sixteenth century for its cutworks, reticellas and punto in arias. It was chosen as one of the main centres for the development of the Points de France in 1665. The type of lace now referred to as ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

ALENCON, the chief town of the French department of Ome, situated in a wide and fertile plain, on the Sarthe, close to its confluence with the Briante. It is a clean, regularly-built town, with broad handsome streets.

Google previewUniversal Historical Dictionary (1825)

Or, Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political, and Ecclesiastical History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics. Illustrated by Portraits and Medallic Cuts by George Crabb

ALENCON (Geog.) capital of Orne, a department of France, seated on the Salte. Lon. 0° 1' E. lat. 48°26′ N. It sufferred much during the civil wars in the 16th century; but. M. de Martignon, o marshal of France, prevented the massacre of the ...

Google previewA new and general biographical dictionary (1814)

by New and general biographical dictionary

In 1423, after the castle of Cravent was relieved, our knight was constituted lieutenant for the king and regent in Normandy, in the jurisdictions of Rouen, Evreux, Alencon, and the countries beyond the river Seine: also governor of the countries ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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