Albi



a city in and the capital of Tarn, in S France: center of the Albigenses.
a department in S France. 2232 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km).
Capital: Albi.
Contemporary Examples

One place that I knew I wanted to visit was the small museum dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec in the small town of Albi.
Michael Clinton: How to Become a Globe-Trotter Michael Clinton March 3, 2013

Historical Examples

In his twentieth year he entered the Grand Seminary at Albi.
The War Upon Religion Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

Half the fascination of Albi comes from its convincing inconsistencies.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

Two altars, one at either end of nave and choir, duplicate the arrangement seen at Albi.
The Cathedrals of Southern France Francis Miltoun

Why, maybe after a while we could even send for the goods we stored at Mrs. Albi’s!
Across the Fruited Plain Florence Crannell Means

Seventeen years ago, I think you said: and in the woods near Albi?
The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Stephen Cullen Carpenter

He went to Albi, and gave a recitation which produced 2000 francs.
Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist Samuel Smiles

First the oysters were dumped into something that looked like Mrs. Albi’s electric washer, and washed and washed.
Across the Fruited Plain Florence Crannell Means

After teaching philosophy for two years at the lyce of Albi (Tarn), he lectured at the university of Toulouse.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3 Various

The buttresses at Albi are in larger part hidden within the church under the guise of walls between the side chapels.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

noun
a town in S France: connected with the Albigensian heresy and the crusade against it. Pop: 46 274 (1999)
noun
a small mountain lake or pool
noun
a department of S France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Albi. Pop: 350 477 (2003 est). Area: 5780 sq km (2254 sq miles)
a river in SW France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing generally west to the Garonne River. Length: 375 km (233 miles)
n.

mid-13c., from Old Norse tjorn “small mountain lake without tributaries,” from Proto-Germanic *terno, perhaps originally “water hole.” A dialectal word popularized by the Lake poets.
tarn
(tärn)
A small mountain lake, especially one formed as a glacier melts, filling a cirque with water.

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