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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast France on the Moselle River north of Nancy. Settled before Roman times, it prospered as a free imperial city after the 12th century and was annexed by France in 1552. The city was ruled by Germany from 1871 to 1918. Population: 124,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of the région of Lorraine

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