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 for breese
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, Breeze fly \Breeze" fly`\, n. [OE. brese, AS.
     bri['o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D.
     brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble,
     L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse,
     to roar, rush.] (Zool.)
     A fly of various species, of the family Tabanid[ae], noted
     for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking
     their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They
     are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The
     name is also given to different species of botflies. [Written
     also breese and brize.]
     [1913 Webster]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Breese, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
     Population (2000):    4048
     Housing Units (2000): 1573
     Land area (2000):     2.275280 sq. miles (5.892948 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.025392 sq. miles (0.065764 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.300672 sq. miles (5.958712 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            07913
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             38.610317 N, 89.526705 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     62230
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Breese, IL
      Breese
  

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