Friesland


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Fries·land

 (frēz′lənd, -lănd′, frēs′-)
A region of northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt and Weser Rivers. The Frisians, a Germanic people, were conquered by the Franks in the eighth century. A portion of the area is now a province, also called Friesland, of the northern Netherlands.

Friesland

(ˈfriːzlənd; Dutch ˈfriːslɑnt)
n
1. (Placename) a province of the N Netherlands, on the IJsselmeer and the North Sea: includes four of the West Frisian Islands; flat, with sand dunes and fens (under reclamation), canals, and lakes. Capital: Leeuwarden. Pop: 640 000 (2003 est). Area: 3319 sq km (1294 sq miles). Official and Frisian name: Fryslân
2. (Placename) an area comprising the province of Friesland in the Netherlands along with the regions of East Friesland and North Friesland in Germany

Fries•land

(ˈfriz lənd, -ˌlænd, ˈfris-)

n.
a province in the N Netherlands. 599,104; 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km). Cap.: Leeuwarden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Friesland - the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser riverFriesland - the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands
Frisia - an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
2.Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Translations
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Friesland

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Friesland

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References in classic literature ?
entitled A Whaling Voyage to Spitzbergen in the ship Jonas in the Whale, Peter Peterson of Friesland, master.
Friesland, a Dutch-American liner, which asserts that at nine next morning, Start Point being at the time ten miles upon their starboard quarter, they were passed by something between a flying goat and a monstrous bat, which was heading at a prodigious pace south and west.
Those turf-heaps, mounds of potter's clay, melted at the word of the soldiers like butter in the frying-pans of Friesland housewives.
Our months of partnership had not been so uneventful as he had stated, for I find, on looking over my notes, that this period includes the case of the papers of ex-President Murillo, and also the shocking affair of the Dutch steamship FRIESLAND, which so nearly cost us both our lives.
We were to sail on the Friesland, of the Red Star Line, and a beautiful vessel she was.
We have to confess, to the disgrace of our hero and of floriculture, that of his two affections he felt most strongly inclined to regret the loss of Rosa; and when, at about three in the morning, he fell asleep overcome with fatigue, and harassed with remorse, the grand black tulip yielded precedence in his dreams to the sweet blue eyes of the fair maid of Friesland.
All the farmyard life was wonderful there,--bantams, speckled and top-knotted; Friesland hens, with their feathers all turned the wrong way; Guinea-fowls that flew and screamed and dropped their pretty spotted feathers; pouter-pigeons and a tame magpie; nay, a goat, and a wonderful brindled dog, half mastiff, half bull-dog, as large as a lion.
Friesland Farm is located at the edge of the most popular village of Crowle on the eastern outskirts of Worcester, where local facilities include the ancient parish church of St John The Baptist, a primary school, pub and restaurant, parish hall and various social and sporting amenities.
Arriva is also Wales' biggest rail and bus operator, but the company rejects the theory that Wales should copy Friesland.
We chose to have a longer campaign to educate families and help them rediscover [the benefits of] milk and its nutrients," Sumeet Mathur, regional marketing director, Friesland Campina Middle East, said at a symposium yesterday.
Dutch cooperative bank, Rabobank Group, has said that it is planning to acquire Netherlands-based Friesland Bank NV.
The operating company Friesland-Campina Domo incorporates parts of the companies formerly known as DMV International Nutritionals and Friesland Foods Domo.