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1) Coehoorn, Menno van. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dutch military engineer and nobleman. He invented a portable bronze siege mortar called the coehorn. He was considered in his day a rival of Vauban in the construction...

2) Louisburg. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada. The town, an ice-free port, is near the site of the great fortress of Louisbourg, built (1720-40) by France as its Gibraltar in...

3) Toulon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Toulon is France's principal naval center on the Mediterranean; shipbuilding and ship repairing are major industries. Chemicals, machinery, furniture, and cork are...

4) Longwy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Belgian and Luxembourg borders. The center of the Lorraine iron and steel industry, Longwy has been diversifying its economic base into ceramics and steel products....

5) Rochefort. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mer (-sur-mer) (KEY) , city (1990 pop. 26,949), Charente-Maritime dept., W France, on the Charente River near the Bay of Biscay. It is a fishing port with shipyards...

6) Saarlouis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Saar River near the French border. It is a commercial and industrial center. Manufactures include steel, furniture, tobacco products, and bells. Coal is mined in...

7) Sete. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cette (both: set) (KEY) , town (1990 pop. 41,916), Herault dept., S France, in Languedoc, on the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important commercial and fishing...

8) Re, island, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The island is largely agricultural; it has oyster beds, some fishing, and a salt-extraction industry. There is also tourism. In the late 1970s a 2.1 mi (3.4 km) bridge...

9) Maubeuge. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sambre River near the Belgian border. Railroad and heating equipment, machine tools, glass, and china are major manufactures. An abbey was founded on the site of...

10) physiocrats. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French thinkers in the 18th cent. who evolved the first complete system of economics. They were also referred to simply as "the economists" or "the sect." The founder...

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