- n. Plural form of Hessian.
“These are Germans, remember, not what we call Hessians; not the kind that are destined to make Pennsylvania a byword; not the kind that advance in clogs but retreat in seven-league boots.”
“England intended to crush the colonies and hired German troops, called Hessians, in addition to her own forces.”
“But Washington was already planning a raid against the German mercenaries called Hessians who were stationed in the town of Trenton.”
“The Hessians are a simple, kindly people, pleasant, and good tempered.”
“Washington's success in this affair of the surprise of the Hessians has been the cause of this unhappy change in our affairs.”
“Among the Mercenaries, popularly known as Hessians, employed by England against America during the war of our Revolution, was Gottfried Brückmann.”
“The presence of one of the 'Hessians' at Mrs. Dumars 'house gave it much the same attraction that is attached to a menagerie.”
“German soldiers, commonly called "Hessians," was sent to occupy New”
“The German mercenaries, the "Hessians," of popular speech, are supposed to have brought it to this country.”
“Then, interrogated by Perker, he described the tenants of the inn by their boots -- a pair of "Hessians" in 13, two pair of "halves," with six "tops.”
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