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city (1991 pop. 23,514), S British Columbia, Canada, near the north end of Okanagan Lake. The center of a fruit-growing and dairying area, it has packing and dehydrating plants. There are lumber mills, sawmills, and food processing plants in the district.


1 City (1990 pop. 152), Los Angeles co., S Calif., industrial suburb 2 mi (3.2 km) S of downtown Los AngelesLos Angeles
, city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. A port of entry on the Pacific coast, with a fine harbor at San Pedro Bay, it is the second largest U.S. city in population and one of the largest in area.
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; founded and inc. 1905. Vernon has a workforce (c.44,000) that hugely exceeds its few residents. Its industries include meatpacking, fashion design and garment making, film production, electronics, and waste recycling. Founded by two ranchers as an "industrial city," Vernon was long a major meat-processing center and formerly had significant steel, automobile, and other heavy industries.

2 Town (1990 pop. 29,841), Tolland co., N Conn.; settled c.1726, inc. 1808. Manufactures include electronic components and silk screens. Vernon merged with Rockville in 1965 and is closely associated with the nearby towns of Ellington and Tolland in the greater HartfordHartford,
city (1990 pop. 139,739), state capital, Hartford co., central Conn., on the west bank of the Connecticut River; settled as Newtown 1635–36 on the site of a Dutch trading post (1633; abandoned 1654), inc. 1784.
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 area. Rockville General Hospital is the largest employer.

3 City (1990 pop. 12,001), seat of Wilbarger co., N Tex., near the Okla. line; inc. 1890. Cotton, wheat and alfalfa are grown and cattle and hogs are raised. There is meat processing, oil and gas production, and the manufacture of helicopters and oil field equipment. Originally named Eagle Flats, Vernon is headquarters for the 500,000-acre (202,300-hectare) W. T. Waggoner Ranch. The city was founded in 1880 on the cattle trail to Dodge CityDodge City,
city (1990 pop. 21,129), seat of Ford co., SW Kans., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1875. The distribution center for a wheat and livestock producing area, it also packs meat and makes agricultural implements.
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; it has since become a highway center.

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Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with.
In her final crossing, Vernon fixes him with a snakelike, hypnotic stare against which he is helpless, and with sinuous, beckoning movements compels him to follow her away.
The City of Vernon was founded in 1905, is approximately 5.
In fact, the grounds are located a few miles north of Westby in Vernon County.
THE glamour model who exchanged flirty texts with TV host Vernon Kay has been dumped by her fiance.
VERNON Kay is alleged to have repeatedly tried to arrange a secret meeting with topless model Rhian, it was claimed.
Lillian Vernon (born Lilian Menasche) was the daughter of Jewish Germans who fled to Amsterdam during the rise of the Nazis in 1933, immigrated to New York in 1937.
ANDY VERNON has a penchant for making snide comments about Mo Farah, hence Farah apparently told him to 'f*** off' after a race in Lausanne on Thursday.
Vernon worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist for Westview Nursing Home in Dayville.
John Vernon Thomas, a season-ticket holder from Bangor was on his first trip abroad with the Blues when he was struck.
WITH A UNIQUE DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE creating specialized software to support institutions with significant art and antique collections, Vernon Systems Limited, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has been solely dedicated to the Museum, Gallery, and Heritage sector for more than 25 years.