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Napier

(nā`pēər), city (1993 est. pop. 51,800), E central North Island, New Zealand, on Hawke Bay, close to Hastings. It is a major center for wool, as well as meat, fruit, and dairy exports; tourism is also important to the economy. When Napier suffered a severe earthquake in 1931, it was rebuilt largely in the art decoart deco
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 style, and numerous art deco buildings are now preserved there. It is the seat of an Anglican cathedral.

Napier

 

a city in New Zealand, located on North Island. Population, 41,400 (1972). A port on Hawke Bay, with a railroad station. Napier is the center of an agricultural and lumbering region. Meat packing and refrigeration plants, wool scouring facilities, and vegetable, fruit, and fish canneries are located there. Fertilizer is manufactured from fish meal, and woodworking is carried on.

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1. Sir Charles James. 1782--1853, British general and colonial administrator: conquered Sind (1843): governor of Sind (1843--47)
2. John. 1550--1617, Scottish mathematician: invented logarithms and pioneered the decimal notation used today
3. Robert (Cornelis), 1st Baron Napier of Magdala. 1810--90, British field marshal, who commanded in India during the Sikh Wars (1845, 1848--49) and the Indian Mutiny (1857--59). He captured Magdala (1868) while rescuing British diplomats from Ethiopia

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a port in New Zealand, on E North Island on Hawke Bay: wool trade centre. Pop.: 56 100 (2004 est.)

Napier

Atkinson & Morrison, St Andrews U; design began ca. 1985, first implementation Napier88, 1988. Based on orthogonal persistence, permits definition and manipulation of namespaces.

["The Napier88 Reference Manual", R. Morrison et al, CS Depts St Andrews U and U Glasgow, Persistent Programming Research Report PPRR-77-89, 1989].
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