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for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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town (1990 pop. 78,749), NE Romania, in Moldavia, at the confluence of the Prut and Siretul rivers. Sugar refining and the manufacture of building materials are the chief industries. The town was founded in the late 14th cent. by the ruling prince of Moldavia.
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a city in northeastern Rumania, on the Moldova River at its influx into the Siret River, in Neamţ District. Population, 46,700 (1973). Roman has a steel pipe plant, as well as machine building and food-processing industry (sugar and vegetable oil). Building materials are also produced.

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a metrical narrative in medieval French literature derived from the chansons de geste


1. of or relating to Rome or its inhabitants in ancient or modern times
2. of or relating to Roman Catholicism or the Roman Catholic Church
3. denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used by the ancient Romans, characterized by large-scale masonry domes, barrel vaults, and semicircular arches
4. a citizen or inhabitant of ancient or modern Rome
5. Informal short for Roman Catholic
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References in classic literature ?
"A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes," answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper; and the Cracker nearly exploded with laughter.
"If you want to give pleasure to others," cried the Roman Candle, "you had better keep yourself dry."
"But they have not lost their only son," said the Roman Candle; "no misfortune has happened to them at all."
"Why, you don't even know him," growled the Roman Candle.
But the Roman Candle and the Bengal Light were quite indignant, and kept saying, "Humbug!
Up to now most barbarians have had to settle for marveling at the Romans' achievements.
Renowned classicist Mary Beard, a professor at Cambridge University, has spent much of the last 50 years studying the literature of the Romans and the thousands of books and papers written about them.
Its precise point was at the current Outlane Golf Club next to the M62 and this superimposed image shows just where the Romans were based.
Roman Centurion Joe Jackson meets visitors THE theory that it was the Romans who brought the burger to Britain will be put to the test on Hadrian's Wall at the weekend.
The Romans built a legionary fortress at the highest point in the area with four gateways: North, South, East and West.
The temple was found near Hadrian's Wall, a defensive fortification built by the Romans in Britain, and is part of a larger settlement that developed around the wall.
The Romans reached the site from over the Menai Strait in Gwynedd, where Segontium in Caernarfon was an important fort.