Silesia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n silesia a sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric; used for pockets and linings
    • n Silesia a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Silesia A kind of linen cloth, originally made in Silesia, a province of Prussia.
    • Silesia A twilled cotton fabric, used for dress linings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Silesia A fine brown holland, originally made in Silesia and now produced in England: it is glazed for window-shades or roller-blinds.
    • n Silesia A thin cotton cloth, commonly twilled, used for linings for women's dresses and men's garments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Silesia si-lē′shi-a a thin brown holland for window-blinds, &c.: a thin twilled cotton
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Usage

In literature:

One year for Silesia!
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
He brought us the news of a great victory gained by the Austrians, who were said to have penetrated into Silesia.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
The Polish king, John Casimir, fled to Silesia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
After the peace he retired to Silesia, but the return of Napoleon soon called him to further service.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The nearest enemy was Bohemia, to whom Poland had lately been compelled to pay tribute for her oldest possession, Silesia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
This was the period when Neumark and Prussia were conquered, and Lausitz, Mecklenburg, Pomerania, Rugen, and Silesia colonized.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
As early as 1617 it was held as a maxim in Silesia, that peasants must not keep sheep unless they possessed an old authorisation for it.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Little did he care for the foundation of his right to the Duchy of Silesia, though he employed his pen to demonstrate it to Europe.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
His profound conviction and great piety gained him many adherents, notably in Swabia and Silesia.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
During the Lutzen campaign, Arnim was operating with success at the head of an allied army in Silesia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

By Hungary she's passing,
And blunt grows Szela's knife;
And the famished of Silesia
Are thinking of their life.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Complainer On Silesia, Poland.
They are pioneers of new design in Silesia and the whole of Poland, with the exceptional Silesian Icon contest and award.
Complainer On Silesia , Poland.
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In science:

Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu ´Slaskiego w Katowicach [Scientific Publications of the University of Silesia], 489.
Convexity properties of generalized trigonometric and hyperbolic functions
Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia, ul.
The monoid consisting of Kuratowski operations
Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia, ul.
The monoid consisting of Kuratowski operations
Institute of Physics, University of Silesia ul.
Top quark pair production at a linear collider in the presence of an anomalous Wtb coupling
This work has been also supported by the Department of Field Theory and Particle Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, the pro ject ”Teoretyczne i fenomenologiczne badanie Modelu Standardowego i jego uog´olnie´n ”, No: BS-03-0507-022-07 and by the Junta de Andaluc´ıa pro ject FQM 437.
Geometric model of the structure of the neutron
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