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

  • A city of northeast Germany on an inlet of the Baltic Sea opposite Rügen Island. Chartered in 1234, it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League and changed hands many times before it passed to Prussia in 1815. Population: 58,300.


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