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Burtscheid, or Borcette, a town in Rhenish Prussia, forming a suburb of Aix-la-Chapelle. It stands on the sloping bank of the Worm-fluss, and is famous for its mineral springs impregnated with sulphur and other minerals. The temperature of one of them is 155° F. There are manufactories of woollen textures, Prussian blue, cast-iron goods, and machinery. It grew up around a Benedictine monastery founded in the tenth century.