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Utrecht British & World English

A city in the central Netherlands, capital of a province of the same name; population 294,737 (2008)

Utrecht, Peace of British & World English

A series of treaties (1713–14) ending the War of the Spanish Succession. The disputed throne of Spain was given to the French Philip V, but the union of the French and Spanish thrones was forbidden. The House of Hanover succeeded to the British throne and the former Spanish territories in Italy were ceded to the Habsburgs

Utrecht velvet British & World English

A strong, thick plush velvet, used in upholstery