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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOILE

He was at this time informed that Bar, the servant of M. de Commeron, the botanist of the toile, was a woman.

When Bougainville went on board the toile, Bar, bathed in tears, admitted that she was a woman.

The porter was profusely polite, and the horses started off at a loose trot down the Boulevards and towards the toile.

The two carriages went as far as the toile turnpike by way of the Maillot gate.

The principal industry of the place is the manufacture of sparkling wines, the toile growth being the best for this purpose.

For then they had bene entrapped as Deere in a toile; then not one of them could haue escaped.

At Saint-Cast they are said to be dressed (like the corrigans at Carnac, see p. 208) in toile, a kind of heavy linen cloth.

Conventional scrolls and flowers were used as designs for the toile, the ground and the pattern being made at the same time.

More than once lately I have been a welcome visitor at the bright little apartment within a stone's-throw of the toile.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "type of heavy, coarse cloth," from Old French toile "linen cloth, canvas" (see toil (n.2)). As a type of dress material, from 1794.

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