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

  Brussels \Brussels\ prop. n. (Geography)
     The capital city of Belgium. Population (2000) = 949,070
     (metro). It has given 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        varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels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
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North
           Atlantic Treaty Organization [syn: Bruxelles, Brussels,
           Belgian capital, capital of Belgium]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Brussels, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    141
     Housing Units (2000): 70
     Land area (2000):     0.606699 sq. miles (1.571344 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.606699 sq. miles (1.571344 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            09148
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             38.947275 N, 90.588630 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Brussels, IL

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