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Comines, a French town in the department of the Nord and arrondissement of Lille, 15 miles south-west of Courtrai, and upon the river Lys, which forms part of the French and Belgian frontier, and divides the town into two parts, one of which is Belgian. There are some manufactures. The town is the birthplace of Philippe de Comines (q.v.).