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Nas·sau

 (năs′ô′)
1. (also nä′sou′) A region and former duchy of central Germany north and east of the Main and Rhine Rivers. The region became a duchy in 1806 and was absorbed by Prussia in 1866.
2. The capital and largest city of the Bahamas, on the northeast coast of New Providence Island in the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami, Florida. Settled in the 1600s, it was a haven for pirates in the 1700s.

Nassau

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1. (Placename) a region of W central Germany: formerly a duchy (1816–66), from which a branch of the House of Orange arose (represented by the present rulers of the Netherlands and Luxembourg); annexed to the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau in 1866; corresponds to present-day W Hesse and NE Rhineland-Palatinate states
2. (Placename) the capital and chief port of the Bahamas, on the NE coast of New Providence Island: resort. Pop: 229 000 (2005 est)

Nas•sau

(ˈnæs ɔ; for 2,3, also ˈnɑ saʊ)

n.
1. a seaport on New Providence Island: capital of the Bahamas. 132,000.
2. a former duchy in central Germany: now a part of Hesse.
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Noun1.Nassau - the capital of the BahamasNassau - the capital of the Bahamas    
Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Translations

Nassau

[ˈnæsɔː] NNassau m

Nassau

[ˈnæsɔː] n (in the Bahamas)Nassau

Nassau

[ˈnæsaʊ] nNassau f
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Monck Mason (whose voyage from Dover to Weilburg in the balloon, "Nassau," occasioned so much excitement in 1837,) conceived the idea of employing the principle of the Archimedean screw for the purpose of propulsion through the air - rightly attributing the failure of Mr.
Mason of the ultimate success of his invention, that he determined to construct immediately, if possible, a balloon of sufficient capacity to test the question by a voyage of some extent - the original design being to cross the British Channel, as before, in the Nassau balloon.
"As the original design was to cross the British Channel, and alight as near Paris as possible, the voyagers had taken the precaution to prepare themselves with passports directed to all parts of the Continent, specifying the nature of the expedition, as in the case of the Nassau voyage, and entitling the adventurers to exemption from the usual formalities of office : unexpected events, however, rendered these passports superfluous.
The baths at Nassau were very gay, so was Baden-Baden, where Fred lost some money, and I scolded him.
Before the war of the Revolution, the inhabited parts of the colony of New York were limited to less than a tenth of its possessions, A narrow belt of country, extending for a short distance on either side of the Hudson, with a similar occupation of fifty miles on the banks of the Mohawk, together with the islands of Nassau and Staten, and a few insulated settlements on chosen land along the margins of streams, composed the country, which was then inhabited by less than two hundred thousand souls.
Why, he had the yellow fever three times; twice at Nassau, and once at St.
Farmingdale State College and Nassau Community College announced an historic joint admissions program that will allow qualifying Nassau students to pursue specific baccalaureate degrees at Farmingdale without transferring.
Oceanside, NY, February 21, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust has made a $1.75 million donation to South Nassau Communities Hospital to help relocate the hospital's cancer program to a centralized comprehensive cancer center that will be based on the hospital's main campus in Oceanside (NY).
HARTFORD, Conn: Nassau Re secured an additional $200 million of committed equity capital from its existing sponsor, Golden Gate Capital.
The company will relocate 163 employees and create an additional 255 jobs in Nassau County.
5 August 2016 - US-based Nassau Reinsurance Group has closed the acquisition of Universal American Corp.'s (NYSE: UAM) Traditional Insurance business, the company said.
As per the agreement, Nassau Re acquired all of the shares of Constitution Life Insurance Company and The Pyramid Life Insurance Company, as well as the Traditional Insurance business written by American Progressive Life & Health Insurance Company of New York on a 100 percent coinsurance basis.