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Memel

[mey-muh l, mem-uh l] /ˈmeɪ məl, ˈmɛm əl/
noun
1.
German name of Klaipeda.
2.
the lower course of the Niemen River.
Compare Niemen.
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  • I tried to imagine the feelings of the Queen when she journeyed to Memel to hold her famous interview with Napoleon.

    As Seen By Me Lilian Bell
  • It is then cut into by the estuaries of the Vistula, the Pregel and the Memel.

  • The move against Memel was apparently part of a Russian operation which was intended also to strike at the city of Tilsit.

  • The Russians have besieged Memel; Lehwald has them on his front and in his rear.

    Some Noble Sisters Edmund Lee
  • Her lovely Queen lived here in Memel and she walked out like other people.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
  • It is a comfortable house, but the cold here in Memel is awful.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
  • Three miles from Knigsberg, the road runs close to the sea, and does not leave it until you reach Memel.

  • I had to pay a fortune for the travelling carriages which brought us to Memel.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
  • "Yes," said he, in as good German as might be heard anywhere between Thionville and Memel.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
  • With a blaze it ascended on the air of Memel in smoke, the maid staring in wonder.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
British Dictionary definitions for Memel

Memel

/ˈmeːməl/
noun
1.
the German name for Klaipeda
2.
the lower course of the Neman River
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