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MAZAMET

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 939 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAZAMET, an industrial town of south-western France in the department of Tarn, 41 M. S.S.E. of Albi by rail. Pop. (1906), town, 11,370; commune, 14,386. Mazamet is situated on the northern slope of the Montagnes Noires and on the Arnette, a small sub-tributary of the Agout. Numerous establishments are employed in wool-spinning and in the manufacture of " swan-skins " and flannels, and clothing for troops, and hosiery, and there are important tanneries and leather-dressing, glove and dye works. Extensive commerce is carried on in wool and raw hides from Argentina, Australia and Cape Colony.
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