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

  • A city of northwest Kyushu, Japan, northeast of Nagasaki. Textiles, especially a blue-figured cotton fabric, are important to its economy. Population: 306,000.


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  • Five days later fifty-three Liberators attacked the city of Kurume and, with the aid of a stiff northeast wind, burned down 28 percent of the houses, rendering 20,000 people homeless.


  • Lead researcher and butterfly lover Jun-Ya Ide from the Kurume Institute of Technology in Fukuoka, had noticed that female small copper butterflies often closed their wings when other copper butterflies flew very close to them.

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  • I enlisted in the Kurume Regiment and was once discharged in January of the twentieth year of the Showa era (1945).

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  • According to Tanashi Police Station, Kazue Furuya, tried to kill her 66-year-old husband at their apartment in Higashi-Kurume at about 10: 10 a.m. Friday.

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  • Kurume azalea Nippon kaya Kutani chrysanthemum kegon, adj.

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