The New Student's Reference Work/Acre

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Acre (ä-ker or ā-ker), a seaport of Syria. Its harbor is the best on the neighboring coast. It is very old, and famous for the attacks and sieges it has sustained, particularly the assault of Richard Cœur de Lion in 1191, and the sixty days’ siege of Napoleon in 1799. Population, 10,000.