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 (täm-bôf′, -bôv′)
A city of western Russia southeast of Moscow. Founded as a fortress in 1636, it is a manufacturing center and railroad junction.
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(Russian tamˈbɔf)
(Placename) an industrial city in W Russia: founded in 1636 as a Muscovite fort; a major engineering centre. Pop: 293 000 (2005 est)
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(tɑmˈbɔf, -ˈbɔv)

a city in the Russian Federation, SE of Moscow. 305,000.
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At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.
Sergius obeyed the starets, showed his letter to the Abbot, and having obtained his permission, gave up his cell, handed all his possessions over to the monastery, and set out for the Tambov hermitage.
'To Tambov, eight miles from here,' replied one of the lawyers, who was having a flirtation with her.
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The two firms have established a turkey meat production joint venture called Tambov Turkey LLC and have agreed to invest more than EUR100m in the development of the project.