Cluny


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Clu·ny

 (klo͞o′nē, klo͞o-nē′, klü-)
A town of east-central France north-northwest of Lyon. Its abbey, the center of an influential religious order, was founded in 910.
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Cluny

(ˈkluːnɪ; French klyni)
n
(Placename) a town in E central France: reformed Benedictine order founded here in 910; important religious and cultural centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 4835 (2006)
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Clu•ny

(ˈklu ni; Fr. klüˈni)

n.
a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey. 4335.
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References in classic literature ?
Now Cluny Macpherson, the chief of the clan Vourich, had been one of the leaders of the great rebellion six years before; there was a price on his life; and I had supposed him long ago in France, with the rest of the heads of that desperate party.
Well, I had no sooner closed my eyes, than my body, and above all my head, belly, and wrists, seemed to be filled with whirring grasshoppers; and I must open my eyes again at once, and tumble and toss, and sit up and lie down; and look at the sky which dazzled me, or at Cluny's wild and dirty sentries, peering out over the top of the brae and chattering to each other in the Gaelic.
That was all the rest I had, until the messenger returned; when, as it appeared that Cluny would be glad to receive us, we must get once more upon our feet and set forward.
He died a nobody, and was buried at Cluny, A.D., 1144.
The house of Nevers, the house of Rome, the house of Reims, which have disappeared; the Hôtel de Cluny, which still exists, for the consolation of the artist, and whose tower was so stupidly deprived of its crown a few years ago.
On his last visit to Newcastle, local film company Automatic Films shot the entire show and a DVD will now be launched at a special concert at the Cluny, on Lime Street, on April 14.
On Saturday May 23, 40 North East acts will perform at venues including the The Cluny, Cluny2, The Cumberland Arms, Tyne Bar, Ernest, Little Buildings, Blank Studios, Retreat and The Tanners in the Ouseburn Valley.
The Cluny, in Ouseburn, has been chosen by music magazine NME, in its search to find Britain's best small music venue.
THE DFDS Seaways North Sea Sounds minicruise may not be happening until November, but you can celebrate it beforehand with a special launch night next month at The Cluny in Newcastle.
Whitley Bay four-piece Lisbon return to Evolution Emerging two years after their first ever appearance at the festival, taking the headline spot at The Cluny.
The Ouseburn Valley attracts visitors to concerts at the Cluny as well as pubs in the area.
Two such events, both held in Newcastle's Cluny venue, bookend the month.