• WordNet 3.6
    • n Antwerp a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river; it has long been a center for the diamond industry and the first stock exchange was opened there in 1460
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Antwerp The name of a city in Belgium, used to distinguish a breed of domesticated pigeons having a large, massive head and short, stout beak with a small wattle at the base. They are bred in a variety of colors, but silver, silver-checkered, “creamies,” and black are those preferred. These birds fly well and have a strong homing sense: during the Franco-German war they were used for carrying despatches.
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In literature:

In March, 1583, one Pietro Dordogno was executed in Antwerp for endeavoring to assassinate the Prince.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Directly after the date just mentioned he gave up his place at Antwerp, and entered the service of the king of France.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
During the fore part of the Seventeenth Century, there lived in Antwerp, Ludvig van Biethofen, grandfather of the genius known as Beethoven.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
It would take a considerably longer time (1 to 2-1/2 months) to land 100,000 men in Antwerp.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
It was copied from the famous Burse at Antwerp, which still stands.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Engaged in these pleasant day-dreams Antwerp was reached before Claire realised that half the distance was covered.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
In July 1570, an amnesty was declared by the Duke of Alva in the great square of Antwerp.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
In consequence of the maritime position of Antwerp, it far surpassed, in size and wealth, Brussels, and every other Flemish town.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
This grand building was the chief ornament of the city of Antwerp.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Indeed almost the first time that such a question arose in at all aggravated form was when the Antwerp affair got going.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell

In poetry:

Mineself, I learn de English talk
Von time in Milwaukee,
I hang around de Antwerp dock,
Und hear vot I can see.
"The Hate Of Hans" by Abner Cosens
To Antwerp town I hasten'd post,
And as I took my evening meal
I felt my pouch,—my purse was lost,
O Heaven! Why came I not by Lille?
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray
At anchor slept a heavy rounded keel
Whose moveless rudder made the senses wheel
To music dropping from the Antwerp bells
In fluctuating swells.
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

Maersk Line Chief Executive Officer Soren Skou said Tuesday at a refrigerated logistics conference in Antwerp that his company plans to hike reefer rates by roughly 30 percent on a global basis from Jan 1, 2013.
The Antwerp Zoo in Belgium welcomed a new born okapi , a distant relative of the giraffe.
Ray " Pinky " Billman, 80, of Antwerp, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Pinky was born in Antwerp on September 30, 1932, a son of the late Thelma (Leaman) and Cecil Billman.
My diamond adventure in Antwerp continues with Bay Area Diamond Company we meet "John" the diamond polisher .
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer New Directions, 78 pp.
On the Trail Of Rubens In Antwerp.
Museum Aan de Stroom in Antwerp, Belgium .
Museum Aan de Stroom Location: Antwerp, Belgium .
Seppe Smits wins Antwerp Big Air.
FIS Big Air in Antwerp.
Belgium 's own Seppe Smits took home top honors Saturday night in the FIS World Cup Big Air in Antwerp in front of a roaring hometown crowd, beating out up-and-comers Clemens Schattschneider and Pat Burgener for the win.
Here he is standing in front of Cathedral of Our Lady, a magnificent church in the Old Town area of Antwerp.
ANTWERP, Belgium – Historic world port and fashionista capital, Antwerp has always lived on the crest of the wave.
My Antwerp Adventure continues with Bay Area Diamond Company.

In science:

Van den Bergh, M., The Brauer-Severi scheme of the trace ring of generic matrices, Perspectives in ring theory (Antwerp 1987), 333–338; Nato Adv.
Generic algebras with involution of degree 8m
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Middelheimlaan 1, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium E-mail address : Francine.
Generalized diagonal crossed products and smash products for quasi-Hopf algebras. Applications
Fact Extraction Tool CHain, developed at the University of Antwerp.
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites
Michel, R., Brinkmann, G., & St¨uck, R. 1983a, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Antwerp, 1982, edited by K. H.
Delayed X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission from Solar Flare Radioactivity