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  1. a fortress town in NE France, on the Moselle: siege 1870. 16,832.
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Examples from the Web for toul

Historical Examples

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

    The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon

    Newell Dwight Hillis

  • He began with the conquest of the three bishoprics of Toul, Baden, and Metz.

  • I came one bitter night in February into the crowded, dirty station at Toul.

    Huts in Hell

    Daniel A. Poling

  • In Toul his successor told me of his unfailing resourcefulness and cheer.

    Huts in Hell

    Daniel A. Poling

  • The three bishoprics referred to are Metz, Toul, and Verdun.

    French Book-plates

    Walter Hamilton

British Dictionary definitions for toul


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