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Elboeuf, a Norman manufacturing town in the department of Seine-Inferieure, about 12 miles S.W. of Rouen, on the left bank of the Seine. There is a good suspension bridge to the village of St. Aubin. Its industries date from long back, and Napoleon spoke of it as a "hive where everyone works." It has steam communication with Paris, Rouen, and Havre, and is one of the chief centres of the French woollen manufacture, which is carried on here in all its branches. There are two Gothic churches - St. Stephen's and St. John's, the former of which has some good old glass.