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Va·len·ci·ennes

 (və-lĕn′sē-ĕnz′, vă-läN-syĕn′)
A city of northern France near the Belgian border southeast of Lille. An important medieval town, it became noted for its lace industry in the 1400s.

Valenciennes

(ˌvælənsɪˈɛn)
n
(Textiles) a flat bobbin lace typically having scroll and floral designs and originally made of linen, now often cotton
[named after Valenciennes2, where it was originally made]

Valenciennes

(French valɑ̃sjɛn)
n
(Placename) a town in N France, on the River Escaut: a coal-mining and heavy industrial centre. Pop: 41 278 (1999)

Va•len•ci•ennes

(vəˌlɛn siˈɛnz, -ˈɛn)

n.
1. a city in N France, SE of Lille. 43,202.
2. a flat bobbin lace of linen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Valenciennes - a town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Valenciennes - a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns
bobbin lace, pillow lace - a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins
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PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Valenciennes, France, that helped to revitalize the local university and its surroundings and to create a Plastic Landscape exhibition along with the Department of Fine Arts.
PPG Industries launched a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Valenciennes, France, which will help to revitalize the local university and its surroundings and to create a "Plastic Landscape" exhibition with the Department of Fine Arts.
Rottendorf has state-of-the-art development, manufacturing, and packaging facilities in Ennigerloh, Germany and Valenciennes, France.
Carpeaux was born in 1827 in Valenciennes, France (also the birthplace of Watteau), the son of a mason and a lacemaker.
With these new procedures, the European Railway Agency, based in Valenciennes, France, becomes stronger, acquiring the power to issue certificates and authorisations for areas of activity covering the territory of several member states.