from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of central Belgium, an industrial suburb of Brussels.

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  • proper noun A city in Belgium.


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  • Located inside a striking Art Deco-style steel-fronted building in the Brussels borough of Schaerbeek (and named after the visionary Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta), this house's selection is rigorous, and the furniture and art on offer are in good shape, ready for use.

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  • Charlemagne notes that that very same neighborhood, Schaerbeek, is still heavily populated with immigrants, now primarily Moroccan, and the complaints of insurmountable diferences are still the same (ritual slaughtering of animals, foreign foods and customs, overcrowded conditions).

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  • The three managers were taken hostage Thursday afternoon at a Fiat-owned dealership in Schaerbeek, on the outskirts of Brussels, according to the Fiat spokesman.

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  • He points out that the neighborhoods discussed in the 1933 report include the Schaerbeek area of Brussels, where many Jews from Eastern Europe fled from the German invasion.

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  • Molenbeek, St. Jean, and Schaerbeek, still further out, are all in a sense separate towns, seldom visited by, and indeed almost unknown to the tourist.

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  • Mr. Pingouin started a penguin-item museum that ultimately totaled 3,500 items, and he created a full-body black-and-white penguin outfit that, according to a September Reuters dispatch, he wears daily in his waddles around his Brussels neighborhood of Schaerbeek. rss feed

  • He is still well-known in the streets of Schaerbeek, the Brussels district where he lives and where the burghers greet him: "How are you today Monsieur Pingouin?"

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  • Others in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood take a different position - a clearly favourable one.


  • - Schaerbeek - Cobblestones were thrown at a synagogue, but did not cause any permanent damage.

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  • January 6, 2009 - Schaerbeek - Four Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue.

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