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 (ô-rĕl′, ō-rĕl′, ôr-yôl′) or Or·yol (ôr-yôl′)
A city of western Russia on the Oka River south of Moscow. Founded in 1566 as a fortified settlement to protect the southern border of Muscovy against the Tatars, it is today an industrial center and a railroad junction.
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(Russian aˈrjɔl) or


(Placename) a city in W Russia; founded in 1564 but damaged during World War II. Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)
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(ɔˈrɛl, oʊˈrɛl; Russ. ʌˈryɔl)

a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, S of Moscow. 335,000.
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After his liberation he reached Orel, and on the third day there, when preparing to go to Kiev, he fell ill and was laid up for three months.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
Take me to your own house, where you can hide me, and tomorrow we'll set off for Moscow.' Thence she would go to Orel, she said.
Nearly half of the acquired stores (51 properties) are located in the Orel Region, giving X5 the opportunity to expand the Pyaterochka chain footprint in the region threefold.
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During 1987-2001, the AIDS Center recorded results of all HIV tests (annual range: 140,000-170,000) and confirmed all HIV-positive tests for Orel Oblast residents and nonresidents.
Barker is scrupulous about going back to the manuscripts, but Orel, while making the right noises about the unreliability of the Shakespeare Head edition, has no hesitation in using the Shakespeare Head for Emily and Anne's diary papers or Branwell's letters to Leyland.
Orel begins with a traditional common-sense reading of the working principles of Scott's historical fiction.