from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region and former province of west-central France. Taken by the English in 1152, it was recaptured by Philip II of France in 1204 and incorporated into the royal domain by Henry III.


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  • La Béchellerie in Touraine where he lived the last ten years of his life.

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  • NEAR the town of Bleré, in Touraine, there is a village named Martin la Beau, where a Cordelier of Tours was called on to preach the Advent and Lent sermons.

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  • Touraine, which is filled with history and romance.

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  • Chateau Robin in the Touraine is a chalk cliff that rises above the road to the height of sixty feet and is crowned by a tumulus.

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  • "That I can very well, sir," he replied, "for my name is Panurge, and I was bred and born in Touraine, which is the garden of France.

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  • Dlorah Inc. filed the civil complaint in federal court in Rapid City, where the company is based, against La Touraine Inc., a corporation registered in Nevada with a San Diego business address.

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  • On Ms. Vidal's recommendation, we tried two of those: the lively, bright 2009 Jean François Meirieu Touraine Sauvignon and the 2010 Domaine L'Anglore Verjade, an earthy red vin de table, with which we toasted the two Americans seated to our left—a chef from San Francisco and the brother of a winemaker from Washington state.

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  • The second is the Toll Brothers' building on 65th Street and Lexington Avenue: The Touraine.

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  • Gérard Marula Le Haut Midi, Touraine, Loire, France 2009 (£17.75, Green & Blue Wines)A so-called natural wine, meaning it was made with minimal intervention in the winery (including no added sulphur), this blend of cabernets franc and sauvignon with grolleau, is joyously alive with singing floral-edged raspberry fruit and a kind of spicy succulence.

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  • Burgundy is Burgundy, Provence is Provence but Touraine is essentially France.

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