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[too-lawn] /tuˈlɔ̃/
a seaport in SE France: naval base. Unabridged
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  • To meet the English fleet, the shipwrights at Toulon must prepare a powerful squadron.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Let us hope that the authorities of Toulon were equally on the alert.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • By keeping watch on Toulon that squadron covered not only the Straits, but also the focal points within the sea.

    Some Principles of Maritime Strategy Julian Stafford Corbett
  • Toulon was awake again, and the streets were thronged as on a fête day.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Toulon was threatened by the republicans both on the east and west, while on the north Lyons was closely besieged.

  • What wireless stations are there in the city of Toulon, General?

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • "Comte, I shall set off in two days for Toulon," said M. de Beaufort.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • How had he connected the inventor with the disaster at Toulon?

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • The soldier was accordingly conveyed to the common prison of Toulon, and was subsequently interrogated by the magistrates.

  • All of these, with the exception of a few of the smaller vessels, were furnished by Toulon.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Toulon


/French tulɔ̃/
a fortified port and naval base in SE France, on the Mediterranean: naval arsenal developed by Henry IV and Richelieu, later fortified by Vauban. Pop: 160 639 (1999)
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