- a city in and the capital of Nord, in N France.
- a department in N France. 2229 sq. mi. (5770 sq. km). Capital: Lille.
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Examples from the Web for lille
The sexual bildungsroman, for the uninitiated, centers on Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a 15-year-old high school student in Lille.‘Blue is the Warmest Color’: See What the Sex Scene Looks Like In the Graphic Novel
October 28, 2013
But he still faces charges of “aggravated pimping” in Lille, north of Paris.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Talks Comeback With Parisian Magazine Le Point
October 10, 2012
What about forthcoming revelations from the investigation at the Carlton in Lille?DSK's Wife Says She Will Head French Version of the Huffington Post
December 22, 2011
It is dubbed the Affaire du Carlton, after a four-star hotel at the heart of the scandal in Lille, northeast of Paris.Hooker-Ring Probe Embroils DSK
October 18, 2011
This forest extended northwest of Lille and south of Messines.
The King wrote to him to go with his army to the relief of Lille.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
We ought to have shaken the German position right up to Lille.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
Ostend was ours, Lille was ours; over Palestine we had cast our mantle.Pushed and the Return Push
George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Do not they serve the greed of Lille, and the manufacturing North?Sophisms of the Protectionists
- an industrial city in N France: the medieval capital of Flanders; forms with Roubaix and Tourcoing one of the largest conurbations in France. Pop: 184 657 (1999)
- a department of N France, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Capital: Lille. Pop: 2 561 800 (2003 est). Area: 5774 sq km (2252 sq miles)
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