Detroit


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De·troit

 (dĭ-troit′)
A city of southeast Michigan on the Detroit River, a waterway, about 50 km (30 mi) long, marking the Canadian border between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Founded by French settlers in 1701, Detroit was the center of the US automobile industry in the 1900s.

Detroit

(dɪˈtrɔɪt)
n
1. (Placename) a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River: a major Great Lakes port; once the largest car-manufacturing centre in the world. Pop: 911 402 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a river in central North America, flowing along the US-Canadian border from Lake St Clair to Lake Erie

De•troit

(dɪˈtrɔɪt)

n.
1. a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River. 1,000,272.
2. a river in SE Michigan, flowing S from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, forming part of the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. ab. 32 mi. (52 km) long.
pron: See police.
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Noun1.Detroit - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes portDetroit - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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The generous usage the Indians had promised before in my capitulation, was afterwards fully complied with, and we proceeded with them as prisoners to old Chelicothe, the principal Indian town, on Little Miami, where we arrived, after an uncomfortable journey, in very severe weather, on the eighteenth day of February, and received as good treatment as prisoners could expect from savages.--On the tenth day of March following, I, and ten of my men, were conducted by forty Indians to Detroit, where we arrived the thirtieth day, and were treated by Governor Hamilton, the British commander at that post, with great humanity.
The Indians left my men in captivity with the British at Detroit, and on the tenth day of April brought me towards Old Chelicothe, where we arrived on the twenty-fifth day of the same month.
The barbarous savage nations of Shawanese, Cherokees, Wyandots, Tawas, Delawares, and several others near Detroit, united in a war against us, and assembled their choicest warriors at old Chelicothe, to go on the expedition, in order to destroy us, and entirely depopulate the country.
And then they would go back to Detroit and live happy ever after.
The treacherous and bloody affairs of Detroit and Michilimackinac showed them the lurking hostility cherished by the savages, who had too long been taught by the French to regard them as enemies.
Many towns and cities were taking advantage of the chance to clear out their jails and workhouses--in Detroit the magistrates would release every man who agreed to leave town within twenty-four hours, and agents of the packers were in the courtrooms to ship them right.
Balch, of Detroit. He was so welcome that Hubbard joyfully gave him everything he asked --a perpetual right to the whole State of Michigan.
His name was written upon a tab within it--Maple White, Lake Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
Then he was versed in the life of the cities of the North, of Detroit, and the lumber camps of Michigan, and finally of Chicago, where he had worked in a planing mill.
Rocket Mortgage is committing its thousands of team members to support Detroit PALs wide offering of education programs for Detroits children and teens including robotics, financial literacy, job/career shadowing and other professional mentorship programs.
Michigan-based Comerica Bank has announced a new USD 100,000 donation to the winner of the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, the company said.
The Detroit News reports that, according to public records, the 5,600-square-foot (520-square-meter) brick home adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched $300,000 in a sale last month.