LENS , a
See also:town of
See also:Northern France, in the department of Pasde-
See also:Calais, 13 m . N.N.E. of
See also:Arras by
See also:rail on the
See also:Defile and on the Lens canal . Pop . (1906) 27,692 . Lens hasimportant iron and
See also:steel foundries, and
See also:works and manufactories of steel cables, and occupies a central position in the coalfields of the department . Two and a
See also:miles W.S . W.. lies Lievin (pop . 22,070); likewise 'a centre of the coalfield' . In 1648 the neighbourhood of Lens was the scene of a celebrated victory gained by
See also:Louis II. of Bourbon,
See also:prince of Conde, over the Spaniards .
LENS (from Lat. lens, lentil, on account of the sim...
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