lisle

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Lisle

[leel for 1–3; lahyl for 4]
noun
3.
former name of Lille.
4.
a town in NE Illinois.
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lisle (laɪl)
 
n
a.  a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
 b.  (as modifier): lisle stockings
 
[C19: named after Lisle (now Lille), town in France where this type of thread was originally manufactured]

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