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LYCK, or LYK

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 153 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LYCK, or LYK, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of East Prussia, 112 M. by rail S.E. of Konigsberg, and close to the frontier of Poland, on a lake and river of the same name. Pop. (1900) 11,386. It is the chief town of the region known as Masuria. On an island in the iake is a castle formerly belonging to the Teutonic order, and dating from 1273, now used as a prison. There are iron-foundries, distilleries, breweries, tanneries, paper mills and flour mills, and a trade in grain and cattle.
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