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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Belgium west-northwest of Brussels. Founded in the seventh century, it was a medieval wool-producing center and remained virtually independent until its capture by the Hapsburgs in 1584. Population: 235,000.

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  • proper n. Capital city of the province of East Flanders, Belgium.

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  • n. port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry

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