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.
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.
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.
It reminds me of the circumstances attendant on the death of Van Jansen, in Utrecht, in the year '34.
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Vakantiebeurs is held every year in the city of Utrecht at the heart of the Netherlands and attracts a large number of visitors.
THE heroics of Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul were in vain as AZ Alkmaar capitulated badly in the final of the Eredivisie Europa League play-offs, losing out on penalties to Utrecht.
A 2-0 win away at Utrecht in February underlines their superiority on the road and that should prove the case once more.
SWANSEA have criticised Dutch club Utrecht over comments they made in relation to the ongoing Michel Vorm transfer case.
LAHEY (CyHAN)- Feyenoord captured the Dutch Cup after beating FC Utrecht 2-1 in the final of the KNVB Beker, the Dutch Cup, on Sunday in Rotterdam.