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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brussels  \Brus"sels\,  n. 
  A  city  of  Belgium,  giving  its  name  to  a  kind  of  carpet,  a 
  kind  of  lace,  etc 
 
  {Brussels  carpet},  a  kind  of  carpet  made  of  worsted  yarn 
  fixed  in  a  foundation  web  of  strong  linen  thread.  The 
  worsted,  which  alone  shows  on  the  upper  surface  in  drawn 
  up  in  loops  to  form  the  pattern. 
 
  {Brussels  ground},  a  name  given  to  the  handmade  ground  of 
  real  Brussels  lace.  It  is  very  costly  because  of  the 
  extreme  fineness  of  the  threads. 
 
  {Brussels  lace},  an  expensive  kind  of  lace  of  several 
  varieties,  originally  made  in  Brussels;  as  Brussels 
  point,  Brussels  ground,  Brussels  wire  ground. 
 
  {Brussels  net},  an  imitation  of  Brussels  ground,  made  by 
  machinery. 
 
  {Brussels  point}.  See  {Point  lace}. 
 
  {Brussels  sprouts}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  Cabbage  family, 
  which  produces,  in  the  axils  of  the  upright  stem,  numerous 
  small  green  heads,  or  ``sprouts,''  each  a  cabbage  in 
  miniature,  of  one  or  two  inches  in  diameter;  the 
  thousand-headed  cabbage. 
 
  {Brussels  wire  ground},  a  ground  for  lace,  made  of  silk,  with 
  meshes  partly  straight  and  partly  arched. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Brussels 
  n  :  the  capital  and  largest  city  of  Belgium;  seat  of  the  North 
  Atlantic  Treaty  Organization  [syn:  {Brussels},  {Belgian 
  capital},  {capital  of  Belgium}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Brussels,  IL  (village,  FIPS  9148) 
  Location:  38.95100  N,  90.58883  W 
  Population  (1990):  125  (65  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Brussels,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54204 




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