from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Frankfurter, Felix 1882-1965. Austrian-born American jurist. A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, he served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939-1962).
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- proper n. One who is from Frankfurt, Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A highly seasoned variety of German sausage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
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Indeed, even the premise that Frankfurter has faded away seems bizarre -- certainly the name Frankfurter is no longer invoked as an epitome of proper judging, but Frankfurter's style certainly is, both in the law schools (Cass Sunstein and all the new pragmatists) and on the Court (Breyer and Ginzburg).
Brought to America by German immigrants in the late 1800s - the word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany - the humble wiener's original pedigree was more show dog than mutt.
A report in Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper last week said the German intererior ministry had registered 11,928 such crimes by the end of October, a rise of almost 30 percent relative to the same time period last year and exceeding all of 2007’s total of 9,206 crimes.
Following the same basic technique used for springerle, I've found the molds to be easily adaptable to other holiday doughs, like a peppery gingerbread boosted by a surprising pop of chocolate and chili, and another German classic, a chewy marzipan confection known as Frankfurter Brenten.
Just like the infamous contradiction that a Frankfurter is called a Frankfurter in Vienna Wien but a Wiener in Frankfurt.
The real GrÃ¼ne SoÃŸe that Rilana mentioned can ONLY be had in Frankfurt, that's why it is called Frankfurter grÃ¼ne SoÃŸe (cold sauce with seven herbs and German sour cream, also eaten with brisket of beef and potatoes).
Evan Tsen Lee, Hastings College of the Law, UC San Francisco, has posted Federal Jurisdiction according to Professor Frankfurter, which is forthcoming in the St. Louis University Law Review.
He added a humorous jab at Jews such as Frankfurter who were eager to avoid ruffling the refined sensibilities of non-Jews.
It argues that he is part of a "mainstream tradition exemplified by jurists such as Frankfurter, Harlan and Black," that he is, in fact, close in doctrinal beliefs to Justice Powell, whom he was nominated to succeed, that he has been a fierce champion of free speech and other civil rights, and that he "has consistently demonstrated that he is committed to the idea of judges confining themselves to interpreting the law rather than advocating their own ideas of wise public policy."
And that was said by our equivalent of the Home secretary himself in an interview to various news papers including Berliner Morgenpost, Die Zeit, Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemein, etc, on the publication of the criminal statistics for 2006, in March or April 2007.
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