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

  • A city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri. It is an industrial center. Population: 144,000.
  • A city of western Missouri on the Missouri River west-northwest of St. Louis. Established as a fur-trading post in the 1820s, it is a commercial, industrial, and cultural center. Population: 447,000.

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