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Tourcoing

[toor-kwan] /turˈkwɛ̃/
noun
1.
a city in N France, near the Belgian border.
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  • And the hour when all the six bodies of the allies were to join hands at “R” near Tourcoing was the noon of that day.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • A chance seedling found in a garden of the town of Tourcoing, Fr.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Tourcoing was to be the first heavy blow that should begin to settle matters, Fleurus was to clinch them.

    The French Revolution Hilaire Belloc
  • Now, in the case of Tourcoing, there was none of this, for the French at Tourcoing were surprised.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • Mouveaux stands upon one of those very slight crests which barely diversify the flat country in which Roubaix and Tourcoing stand.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • As at Tourcoing, so at Mouveaux, a desperate attempt was made to hold the position.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • Roubaix and Tourcoing were entered in the afternoon of October 18, 1918.

  • The centre of the Allies fulfilled their programme, reaching Tourcoing and its neighbourhood by noon and holding their positions.

    The French Revolution Hilaire Belloc
  • Roubaix and Tourcoing in particular are huge straggling agglomerations of cotton-spinners and their hands.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • And certainly, unless Mouveaux were held, Otto could not hold his advanced position at Tourcoing.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
British Dictionary definitions for Tourcoing

Tourcoing

/French turkwɛ̃/
noun
1.
a town in NE France: textile manufacturing. Pop: 93 540 (1999)
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