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Mech·e·len(mĕk′ə-lən, mĕKH′-) also Mech·lin (mĕk′lĭn) or Ma·lines (mə-lēnz′, mä-lēn′)
A city of north-central Belgium north-northeast of Brussels. Founded in the early Middle Ages, it enjoyed its greatest prosperity during the 1400s and early 1500s.
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(Placename) a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province: capital of the Netherlands from 1507 to 1530; formerly famous for lace-making; now has an important vegetable market. Pop: 76 981 (2004 est). French name: Malines English name: Mechlin
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