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Toul

[tool] /tul/
noun
1.
a fortress town in NE France, on the Moselle: siege 1870. 16,832.
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  • In '89 Hilaire left school, and served for a year in the French field artillery, in a regiment stationed at Toul.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • Farther northwest are Verdun and Toul, with our American boys.

  • This time last year he had been up in the Toul sector, where half the men he knew had gone west.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • But there was no one to be found in all of Toul who even hinted of luck.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • Every day on the Toul line we used to drive through a village that had been shelled until it was in ruins.

  • It was in this Toul sector on March 11th that my brother Archie was severely wounded.

    Average Americans Theodore Roosevelt
  • We got away in time to have luncheon in the beautiful country below Toul, and then kept on to Nancy.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • "I am from the city of Toul," answered the girl in a tremulous voice.

  • Her resolute self-reliance was shown when she was sought in marriage by an honest citizen of Toul, whose suit her parents favored.

  • In the following year a siege by the Germans made Toul a familiar name throughout Europe.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Toul

Toul

/tuːl/
noun
1.
a town in NE France: a leading episcopal see in the Middle Ages. Pop: 16 945 (1999)
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