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1. (Placename) the German name for Klaipeda
2. (Placename) the lower course of the Neman River


(ˈklaɪ pɪ də)

a seaport in NW Lithuania, on the Baltic. 204,000.
German, Memel.
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Noun1.Memel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic SeaMemel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Lietuva, Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "The body of a man was found in Memel Street, Springburn, at around 2.
Im Gebiet zwischen Memel und Finnischem Meerbusen sind nach jetzigem Kenntnisstand mindestens 22 Siedlungsplatze der Spatbronzezeit bekannt, in denen Bronzeringguss nachgewiesen werden konnte.
A brief stop at the Russian port of Memel, however, when he wandered into a church during mass, redirected his course in life.
50 crore to benefit adjoining gram panchayats of the area with improved power supply, laying foundation-stone of augmentation of Karsog Water Supply Scheme to benefit about 6,000 consumers of 21 habitations of three gram panchayats, Upper, lower Karsog and Memel gram panchayats, estimated to cost Rs.
Wetlands tells the story of Helen Memel, who narrates tales of her sexual exploits and experiments with feminine hygiene, all from a hospital bed where she is recovering from "an intimate shaving accident.
He says "the territories of East Prussia, Pomerania, Eastern Brandenburg, Silesia, Danzig, Memel, and the Sudetenland were relentlessly and ruthlessly 'cleansed' of Germans, whose families had inhabited them for centuries.
All of Ivory Coast" was exhibited there, Memel Kassi told AFP in her small office, surrounded by traditional masks.
To get to the Curonian Spit you have to take a ferry from the city of Klaipeda and it's worth taking a few days to explore what was once known, under Prussian and German rule, as Memel.
In the formative years of his childhood before the Second World War he often spent holidays on the farm of his grandparents near Tilsit on the Lithuanian side of the river Memel.
There's an accident here almost every day, and almost every day there's someone screeching through," said Mindi Memel, who works at a JJ&A designers on the corner of South Glendale and Raleigh, adding that she never takes the crosswalk for fear of getting run over.