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toile de Jouy

 (də zhwē′)
n. pl. toiles de Jouy (twäl)
A usually light-colored fabric printed with a scenic pattern or design often used in upholstery or for curtains.

[French : toile, cloth + de, of + Jouy (short for Jouy-en-Josas, a town of north-central France).]
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In 1984, the foundation opened in a chateau at Jouy-en-Josas, in the south-western suburbs of Paris.
German-born businessman Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, with the help of his former employer, who'd gotten a tip on the ban being lifted, set up a cotton factory in the town of Jouy-en-Josas. In the early days of the business, Oberkampf and his brother were the only two workers, and the only furniture the pair possessed was the printing press, which doubled as a bed.
L'universite d'ete du Medef (patronat francais), s'est tenue du 28 au 30 aout a Jouy-En-Josas (banlieue parisienne), sous le theme [beaucoup moins que]Crise: du danger a l'opportunite[beaucoup plus grand que].
Dans une interview a la MAP, en marge de l'universite d'ete du Medef (patronat francais), qui s'est tenue du 28 au 30 aout a Jouy-En-Josas (banlieue parisienne ), sous le theme "Crise: du danger a l'opportunite", Mme Bensalah a releve que cette conjoncture difficile offre l'occasion aux entreprises des deux pays de mutualiser leurs efforts et de conquerir ensemble de nouveaux marches.
A large public sculpture, entitled Long Term Parking and created in 1982 in Jouy-en-Josas in France, is constructed of 60 cars embedded in concrete (5).
Dr Beringue is a senior scientist at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Jouy-en-Josas. His primary research interests include the diversity, pathogenesis, and potential of interspecies transmission of animal and human prions.
The informal Competitiveness Council in Jouy-en-Josas near Versailles, on 18 July, gave member states the first opportunity to react to and exchange views on the SBA, adopted by the European Commission, on 25 June.
prion proteins," says Peggy Rigou of the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) in Jouy-en-Josas, France.
An exhibition of Warhol's early work at the Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France, in 1990 showed me that his art from beginning to end was grounded in being faithful to himself.
The material was produced in large quantities at the Oberkampf factory at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris where some of the finest printed fabrics in the West were designed within a commercially successful framework.
The couple, from Blantyre, Lanarkshire, had been visiting the town of Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, with 40 other members of The Bothwell Twinning Association.