Utrecht


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U·trecht

 (yo͞o′trĕkt′, ü′trĕKHt)
A city of central Netherlands south-southeast of Amsterdam. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was an important textile and commercial center during the Middle Ages. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713).

Utrecht

(Dutch ˈyːtrɛxt; English ˈjuːtrɛkt)
n
1. (Placename) a province of the W central Netherlands. Capital: Utrecht. Pop: 1 152 000 (2003 est). Area: 1362 sq km (526 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in the central Netherlands, capital of Utrecht province: scene of the signing (1579) of the Union of Utrecht (the foundation of the later kingdom of the Netherlands) and of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), ending the War of the Spanish Succession. Pop: 265 000 (2003 est)

U•trecht

(ˈyu trɛkt, -trɛxt)

n.
1. a province in the central Netherlands. 965,229; 511 sq. mi. (1325 sq. km).
2. the capital of this province. 230,373.
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The union of Utrecht, says another respectable writer, reposes an authority in the States-General, seemingly sufficient to secure harmony, but the jealousy in each province renders the practice very different from the theory.
From these indications it is easy to imagine Madame Granson in her cold salon with its yellow curtains and Utrecht velvet furniture, also yellow, as she straightened the round straw mats which were placed before each chair, that visitors might not soil the red-tiled floor while they sat there; after which she returned to her cushioned armchair and little work-table placed beneath the portrait of the lieutenant-colonel of artillery between two windows,--a point from which her eye could rake the rue du Bercail and see all comers.
A bed without curtains, four arm-chairs, and a couch, covered with yellow Utrecht velvet, composed, with a prie-Dieu, all its furniture.
The damoiselles were seated, a part in the chamber, a part in the balcony, some on square cushions of Utrecht velvet with golden corners, others on stools of oak carved in flowers and figures.
He thought of the stray amours to which he had been introduced by Flanagan, the sly visits to houses in a cul-de-sac, with the drawing-room in Utrecht velvet, and the mercenary graces of painted women.
It reminds me of the circumstances attendant on the death of Van Jansen, in Utrecht, in the year '34.
The City of Utrecht intends to conclude a contract relating to the supply, installation and implementation of a Facility Information System (FMIS).
FIFA has received a complaint from Michel Vorm's former club FC Utrecht in relation to the Dutch goalkeeper's transfer to Tottenham from Swansea.
Vorm moved from the Liberty Stadium to White Hart Lane last month for an undisclosed fee, with Utrecht claiming they have not received 30 per cent of Vorm's transfer fee, which they allege was part of a sell-on agreement between them and the Swans when he moved to Wales for PS1.
First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumor visualization during radiotherapy
THERE tend to be plenty of goals in Eredivisie games and there's no reason to think Utrecht against Ajax this morning will be any different, writes Steve Davies.
Utrecht University: 375 Years Mission Studies, Mission Activities, and Overseas Ministries.