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ARCUEIL

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 448 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARCUEIL, a town of northern France, in the department of Seine, on the Bievre, 22 m. N.E. of Sceaux on the railway from Paris to Limours. Pop. (1906) 866o. The town has an interesting church dating from the 13th to the 15th century. It takes its name from a Roman aqueduct, the Arcus Juliani (Arculi), some traces of which still remain. In 1613—1624 a bridge-aqueduct over 1300 ft. long was constructed to convey water from the spring of Rungis some 4 M. south of Arcueil, across the Bievre to the Luxembourg palace in Paris. In 1868—1872 another aqueduct, still longer, was superimposed above that of the 17th century, forming part of the system conveying water from the river Vanne to Paris. The two together reach a height of about 135 ft. Bleaching, and the manufacture of bottle capsules, patent leather and other articles are carried on at Arcueil; and there are important stone-quarries.
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