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 (hīl′brŏn′, -brôn′)
A city of southwest Germany on the Neckar River north of Stuttgart. On the site of a 9th-century Carolingian palace, it became a free imperial city in the 1300s.
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(German hailˈbrɔn)
(Placename) a city in SW Germany, in N Baden-Württemberg on the River Neckar. Pop: 120 705 (2003 est)
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(ˈhaɪl brɒn, -brɔn)

a city in N Baden-Württemberg, in SW Germany. 122,253.
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When we got downtown I found that we could go by rail to within five miles of Heilbronn. The train was just starting, so we jumped aboard and went tearing away in splendid spirits.
It was a pretty slow concern, but it got us into Heilbronn before dark--five miles, or possibly it was seven.
We stopped at the very same inn which the famous old robber-knight and rough fighter Go"tz von Berlichingen, abode in after he got out of captivity in the Square Tower of Heilbronn between three hundred and fifty and four hundred years ago.
The Swedish bus manufacturer Volvo Buses, part of Volvo Group, said on Wednesday (15 June) that it had decided to close its coach factory in Heilbronn, Germany.
Becker, 6ft 2ins, has been playing for German club Heilbronn EC for the last two seasons.
Pc Adam Heilbronn, a father-of-three, was riding his Yamaha motorcycle when it collided with a Renault Megane on the Birmingham Road near its junction with Charlemont Road, Walsall.
Many clinicians point to the client with chronic musculoskeletal pain, especially low back pain, as the exemplar of non-compliance (Blumer and Heilbronn, 1981; King and Snow, 1989).