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Old 09-08-2000, 09:50 AM
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Why is Detriot nicknamed "motor city"?

Straight from Merriam Webster::
Main Entry: 1mo·tor
Pronunciation: 'mO-t&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from movEre to move
Date: 1586
1 : one that imparts motion; specifically : PRIME MOVER
2 : any of various power units that develop energy or impart motion: as a : a small compact engine b : INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE; especially : a gasoline engine c : a rotating machine that transforms electrical energy into mechanical energy
- mo·tor·dom /-d&m/ noun
- mo·tor·less /-l&s/ adjective

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