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Beaumont,

city (1990 pop. 114,323), seat of Jefferson co., Tex., on the Sabine-Neches Waterway; inc. 1838. A ship channel provides the facilities of a modern deepwater port, with shipyards and large storage tanks. Beaumont is a major oil city. With Port ArthurPort Arthur,
city (1990 pop. 58,724), Jefferson co., SE Tex., on Sabine Lake; inc. 1898. A deepwater port of entry on the Sabine-Neches Canal, it is an extensive oil port, with many large refineries, chemical plants, and oil rigs and ships.
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1 City (1990 pop. 110,658), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1888. Citrus fruits and nuts are packed, processed, and shipped; rubber and plastic products, electronic components, aircraft parts, and industrial furnaces are manufactured.
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, it forms the "Golden Triangle," a vast petrochemical and industrial complex. Other industries are based on the forests and farmlands of the area. There are rice mills, granaries, lumber and paper plants, meatpacking houses, and huge metalworks. Lush East Texas pine forests were the base of the lumbering that began here before the Civil War. Shipbuilding followed, and as livestock raising and rice farming spread in the surrounding area, Beaumont became a processing and transportation center. Its life was revolutionized in 1901 when the world's first principal oil gusher came in at nearby Spindletop; a 58-ft (18-m) granite shaft marks the spot, now a national historic site. Beaumont has pioneer and oil museums and an art center and is the seat of Lamar Univ. Annual events include a horse show, a river festival, and a rodeo.

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a town in France (Department of Ardennes), in whose vicinity a battle of the Franco-Prussian War took place on Aug. 30,1870. The French V Corps (with part of the forces of the VII and XII Corps), which was covering the movement of Marshal M. MacMahon’s Chalon army from the south, suffered a defeat at the hands of a superior number of German troops (the Prussian IV, Saxon XII, and Bavarian I Corps) and retreated to Sedan, where the Chalon army was surrounded on September 1–2 and capitulated.

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Francis. l584--1616, English dramatist, who collaborated with John Fletcher on plays including The Knight of the Burning Pestle (l607) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)

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a city in SE Texas. Pop.: 112 434 (2003 est.)