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1 City (1990 pop. 10,362), seat of Logan co., NE Colo., on the South Platte River; inc. 1884. It is the trading and shipping center of an agricultural area (grain, cattle, dairy products). Oil-related industries developed when oil was discovered nearby in the 1950s. Farm machinery and metal products are manufactured. 2 City (1990 pop. 15,132), Whiteside co., NW Ill., on the Rock River opposite Rock FallsRock Falls,
city (1990 pop. 9,654), Whiteside co., NW Ill., on the Rock River opposite Sterling; inc. 1867. It is an industrial center in a farm region with corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs. Electronic equipment, feeds, and plastics are manufactured.
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; inc. 1841. It is an industrial center in a farm region. Steel products and machinery are manufactured.
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(1) From the 12th century, the English word for “penny”; from the late 14th century, used in the phrase “pound sterling.”

(2) The legal fineness established for British coins: 916 2/3 parts per 1,000 for gold coins, and 925 parts per 1,000 for silver coins.

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a. British money
b. (as modifier): sterling reserves
a. short for sterling silver
b. (as modifier): a sterling bracelet
3. an article or articles manufactured from sterling silver
4. a former British silver penny
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Smith stated that, "Sterling is currently in negotiations to acquire another major multifamily property in the Naperville suburbs."
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As a poet, Sterling Brown advanced a fertile direction, as did Langston Hughes, in American literary modernism.
Woodbury customers will also be able to take advantage of Sterling's specialized banking and financial services as well as strong technology driven products including Sterling's proprietary EZ Cert[TM] system, which allows attorneys to print signed certified checks from their own desktops, and Sterling's Remote Deposit Service, which enables clients to make deposits by scanning checks and transmitting them via the Internet, allowing them to deposit funds without leaving their offices.
Sterling even applied his teaching skills to the segregated street car situation in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sterling Brown subsequently would provide me with the building blocks for other courses, Introduction to Black Theater and The Black Presence in American Literature.
Miles-Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road, Sterling, is directing arrangements.
Sterling American Property Inc., the real estate investment funds of Sterling Equities, Inc., announced the promotion of James E.
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Sterling Glen Senior Living is nearing completion on a comprehensive renovation project involving Sterling Glen of Glen Cove and Sterling Glen of Great Neck on Long Island designed to add more gathering areas for residents and their guests.
Leon worked for several local farms including Philbin's Orchard in Sterling. He was a member of St.
After years of planning, Sterling Glen, a Manhattan-based developer and operator of senior living residences in the metropolitan region, launched construction of its new independent senior living residence in the village of Roslyn on Long Island's North Shore, announced Michael Daly, president and chief executive officer.