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Prescott

(prĕs`kət), town (1991 pop. 4,512), SE Ont., Canada, on the St. Lawrence River, opposite Ogdensburg, N.Y. Fort Wellington, built during the War of 1812, is now a military museum. At nearby Windmill Point the British repulsed an American attack in 1838.

Prescott,

city (1990 pop. 26,455), alt. 5,389 ft (1,643 m), seat of Yavapai co., central Ariz. in a mineral-rich area; inc. 1883. It is a mining and ranching center, a summer resort, and the headquarters of Prescott National Forest. Cattle farming; the production of timber, wheat, corn, alfalfa, and hay; and mining are the predominant economic activities. Light manufacturing, including waxes and earthenware, is developing in importance. Gold was discovered in the county in 1863, and Prescott was built in 1864 near Fort Whipple. It was twice territorial capital (1864–67, 1877–89). The city is the seat of Prescott College. Of note are the Phippen, Sharlot Hall, and Smoki museums.
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1. John Leslie. born 1938, British politician: deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1994; deputy prime minister from 1997; secretary of state for the environment, transport, and the regions (1997--2001); minister for local government and the regions (2002-- )
2. William Hickling . 1796--1859, US historian, noted for his work on the history of Spain and her colonies
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Prescott

The code name for the first Pentium 4 chip to use the 90 nanometer (0.09 micron) process technology. Introduced in early 2004 with clock speeds from 2.8 to 3.4 GHz, model designations for the Prescott use an "E;" for example, Pentium 4 3.4E GHz. See Pentium 4.
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Six years ago, former St Helens full-back Prescott was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer that affects one in a million, and given months to live.