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  • proper n. A city of north-central Germany northeast of Hamburg; a major Baltic port and industrial center, the present city dates from 1143 and was the leading town of the Hanseatic League after its designation as a free city in 1226; it retained that status until 1937.

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  • n. a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port; a leading member of the Hanseatic League


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