• WordNet 3.6
    • n Tripoli a port city and commercial center in northwestern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea
    • n Tripoli the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    • n tripoli a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya
    • n Tripoli (Min) An earthy substance originally brought from Tripoli, used in polishing stones and metals. It consists almost wholly of the siliceous shells of diatoms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first foreign fort the American flag flew over was Fort Derne in Libya, on the shores of Tripoli
    • n Tripoli A substance consisting of decomposed impure limestone, extensively used as a polishing-powder: same as rottenstone. The name tripoli is also frequently given to any kind of silicious material which can be used for the same purpose as the real article of that name, and especially to infusorial silica. Also tripoly and tripel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tripoli trip′ō-li a mineral substance employed in polishing metals, marble, glass, &c.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. brought from Tripoli in Africa.


In literature:

Taking the hint, Lord Exmouth made the same demand at Tripoli, with similar result.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Thus, when backed by a fairly hard metal even tripoli, although much softer, will polish sapphire.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
And now wee are preparing to sail for Tripoly.
"Notes and Queries, Number 236, May 6, 1854" by Various
The secretary, following the deputy, as had been arranged, came to Tripoli.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
In a fourth attack on Tripoli by the gallant Preble a sad accident occurred.
"Harper's Young People, August 3, 1880" by Various
John Cornwall was forced to go fifty miles south of Tripoli to Azizia in the desert, where he found the thermometer 130 in the shade.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Italy was one of the first countries to use aeroplanes in war, and her aviation corps had had experience in Tripoli.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Spain was content, in 1784, to secure from Tripoli the presence in a Tripolitan court of a Spanish consul on the trial of a Spaniard.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
The first was with France, the second with Tripoli, and the third with Great Britain.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
We were then free to deal with Tripoli.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The Mediterranean shore to Tripoli was subdued.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
I tried to find you, but ye'd vanished around Tripoli.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
Meanwhile Dragut, having ascertained the object of the expedition, had made every effort to put Tripoli in a posture of defence.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Italy has now taken full control of Tripoli.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
During Omar's reign, which lasted about fifty years, Bornu was visited by many Europeans, who reached it via Tripoli and the Sahara.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
I am a partner in the Tripoli, Fezzan, Mourzouck Company.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
As to Tripoli, the order did not desire to possess it at all, and would have been glad not to have taken charge of it.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
Abdallah penetrates Africa as far as Tripoli, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
It became part of Tripoli, and later a separate province under Turkish dominion.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

Nevermore across the sea
Will he come to Italy!
He was killed in Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
Yet he's going o'er the sea!
At the call of Italy,
He is bound for Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
Yet he's gone across the sea,
Who more valorous than he?
He is bound for Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
But he's gone across the sea!
Who so good and kind to me?
He is bound for Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
But he's gone across the sea!
Gone with thousands such as he!
He is bound for Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
Then for her was "no more sea"!
She had found the soul set free
From the sands of Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

How a daring band of anti-Qaddafi activists helped turn the tide in Tripoli.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walks from her C-17 military transport upon her arrival in Tripoli Libya.
Lebanese gunmen fired in Tripoli as bodies arrived from Syria.
The unrest in neighboring Syria has the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on edge.
Tony Tripoli appears for two nights July 20 & July 21 at Club Cafe.
A woman's cry for help in Tripoli hotel.
The official disclosed the new detail that two US military officers were part of the team that flew in from Tripoli.
Lebanese men 'lost' to Syria deepen the divide in Tripoli.
Hundreds demand militias disband in Tripoli.
Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi has made plenty of pronouncements since rebels overran Tripoli last weekend – but no one has seen him.
Gulftainer awarded Tripoli port contract.
New Tripoli -area woman stabs melon and phone book.
Reflective address markers for sale at New Tripoli Fire Department.
New Tripoli man accused of sex with 3 teen girls.
Tripoli 's $400 hotel is prison to journalists.

In science:

This leads to relatively low costs in places like Beijing, Bangkok, Zaragoza, Phoenix, and, of course, coastal cities like Tripoli.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere