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 (rē′shē-ə, -shə)
An ancient Roman province that included present-day eastern Switzerland and western Austria. It was added to the Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus.

Rhae′tian adj. & n.
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(Languages) Also called: Rhaeto-Romanic a group of Romance languages or dialects spoken in certain valleys of the Alps, including Romansch, Ladin, and Friulian
1. (Languages) denoting or relating to this group of languages
2. (Placename) of or relating to Rhaetia
3. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Rhaetia
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(ˈri ʃən, -ʃi ən)

1. of or pertaining to Rhaetia.
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To get to the top, you pass the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears witness to the man's ingenuity.
When UNESCO bestowed the accolade of World Heritage Site on the Rhaetian Railways Albula and Bernina train lines in 2008, St.
The Bernina Line, completed in 1910, is part of the Rhaetian Railway which crosses the Alps, linking Lugano in Italy and St Moritz in Switzerland.
The Rhaetian localities of Brown's Wood, Warwickshire and Apperley, Forthampton, and Wainlode Cliff (Gloucestershire) along with the Hettangian localities of Binton (Warwickshire) and Copt Heath (Birmingham) and the Toarcian locality of Strawberry Bank, Ilminster (Somerset), were previously discussed [35].
IT'S about thirty minutes after arriving in Switzerland, as our train snakes around the grand curves and through the magnificent valleys of the Unesco World Heritage Rhaetian Railway line from Zurich to Saint Moritz, that I first start to feel like a proper film star.
A Single Star is at her side, and reigns With her o'er half the lovely heaven; but still Yon sunny Sea heaves brightly, and remains Rolled o'er the peak of the far Rhaetian hill, As Day and Night contending were, until Nature reclaimed her order--gently flows The deep-dyed Brenta, where their hues instil The odorous Purple of a new-born rose, Which streams upon her stream, and glassed within it glows, Stanza XXIX.
The sites range from the Last Supper fresco at the Church of Santa Maria Della Grazie; to the ancient rock drawings near the charming town of Brescia; to the beautiful city of Mantua; to the Rhaetian Railway, which crosses breathtaking Alpine landscapes.
Celebrations are also afoot for the 125-year anniversary of the Rhaetian Railway, which operates most of the trains in this spectacular land of Heidi.
Finally, no visit to Graubunden would be complete without a ride on the Rhaetian Railway.
pickfordi Duffin, 1998, were originally described from the Rhaetian of England and also occur in the Late Triassic of France (Cuny et al., 1994; Cuny, 1995; Cuny et al., 2000), Belgium (Cuny et al., 1994) and Luxembourg (Godefroit et al., 1998).