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see IzmirIzmir
, formerly Smyrna
, city (1990 pop. 1,762,849), capital of Izmir prov., W Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir, an arm of the Aegean Sea. The largest Turkish seaport after İstanbul, its exports include cotton, tobacco, vegetables, manufactures, and carpets.
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city (1990 pop. 30,981), Cobb co., NW Ga., a residential suburb of Atlanta; inc. 1872. Manufactures include computer equipment, building materials, plastics, ordnance, and chemicals. Originally a religious camp-meeting ground, the city grew with the coming of the railroad. It has a bird sanctuary and is noted for its jonquils. The city was almost totally destroyed during the Civil War.


an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major trading centre in the ancient world; a centre of early Christianity
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Smyrne etait, avec Thessalonique et Constantinople, un des centres majeurs du commerce dans la region.
Le Martyre de Pionios pretre de Smyrne, Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks.
Because of his social background and intellectual interests, Menou-Segrais is a cultured man with refined tastes, but his young assistant is so clumsy that he complains about him to his friend, the abbe Demange: "`Il a crotte mon pauvre vieux Smyrne, et failli briser les pieds de la chaise qu'il a choisie la plus precieuse et la plus fragile, avec son ordinaire a-propos'" (SSS 94; "`He's trampled mud all over my poor old Smyrna rug and nearly broken the legs of my most valuable and fragile chair that he chose to sit down on with his usual gift for doing the wrong thing'" [60]).
37) `Marcion de Smyrne, qui a ecrit sur l'action des medicaments simples' (Ernout).