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CHAUNY

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 19 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHAUNY, a town of northern France in the department of Aisne, 19 M. S. by W. of St Quentin by rail. Pop. (1906) 10,127. The town is situated on the Oise (which here becomes navigable) and at the junction of the canal of St Quentin with the lateral canal of the Oise, and carries on an active trade. It contains mirror-polishing works, subsidiary to the mirror-works of St Gobain, chemical works, sugar manufactories, metal foundries and breweries. Chauny was the scene of much fighting in the Hundred Years' War.
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