tulle

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Tulle

[tool; French tyl]
noun
a city in and the capital of Corrèze, in S central France.

Corrèze

[kaw-rez]
noun
a department in central France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Capital: tulle.
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Corrèze (French kɔrɛz)
 
n
a department of central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Tulle. Pop: 234 144 (2003 est). Area: 5888 sq km (2296 sq miles)

tulle (tjuːl)
 
n
a fine net fabric of silk, rayon, etc, used for evening dresses, as a trimming for hats, etc
 
[C19: from French, from Tulle, city in S central France, where it was first manufactured]

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tulle
fine silk bobbin-net, c.1818, from Tulle, town in central France, where the fabric was first manufactured.
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tulle

town, capital of Correze departement, Limousin region, central France. It is situated on the western edge of the upland block known as the Massif Central. The town is strung out along the deep, narrow Correze valley, and its streets climb steep hill slopes. Only the 12th-century nave and the belfry remain of its ancient Cathedral of Saint-Martin, part of which collapsed in 1796. The town is the site of a national firearms factory. Its name was given to what was once an important regional industry, the making of tulle, a fine silk net. Pop. (1990) 17,164.

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