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A city of northeast France on the Moselle River north of Nancy. Settled before Roman times, it prospered as a free imperial city after the 1100s and was annexed by France in 1552. The city was ruled by Germany from 1871 to 1918.
Metz(mɛts; French mɛs)
(Placename) a city in NE France on the River Moselle: a free imperial city in the 13th century; annexed by France in 1552; part of Germany (1871–1918); centre of the Lorraine iron-mining region. Pop: 126 776 (2006)
Metz(mɛts; Fr. mɛs)
the capital of Moselle, in NE France. 186,437.
An automobile made by the Metz Company of Waltham, Massachusetts from 1909 until 1922. Their first vehicles were sold in kit form for home assembly. Until the last year of their manufacture, they used a variable speed friction drive instead of a conventional transmission.