from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former duchy of northwest Europe. Founded in the 11th century, it was incorporated into the Netherlands in 1815 and divided into the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg in 1839.
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- proper n. A province of the Netherlands.
- proper n. A province of Belgium.
- proper n. The undivided province (1815-1839)
- proper n. The historic duchy the name of the province(s) were meant to preserve.
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For the rest of us, it has been six months of adjustment to a new family situation, tough occasionally but generally an improvement: far fewer messes to clear up, no constant vigilance on the bathroom and kitchen, much greater freedom for us to go on family outings (most often, of course, to see B up in Limburg).
I grew up in Limburg, a catholic part of the Netherlands, where they have a speciality called 'nonnenvotten', meaning 'nuns bums' as in asses or behinds.
The German government supported his plan and permitted Casement to recruit volunteers for an expedition from British prisoners of war, assigned primarily at the prison camp in Limburg.
- Oct 6, 2002: Almost exactly two years after the USS Cole attack, a small boat filled with explosives blows a hole in the 500,000 tonne French supertanker 'Limburg' as it prepares to dock at a Yemeni port. al-Qaeda claims responsibility.
PS to my previous: Historically, the Netherlands or Low Lands consisted of 17 counties. 7 of them became the United Netherlands in 1648, plus parts of Flanders, Brabant and Limburg.
They went all the way: an enormous map indicating the equivalents of the Gaza strip and the West Bank (Zeelandic Flanders and Limburg, respectively), as well as the Frisian military bases, border checkpoints and settlements, Dutch tunnels to Belgium, the works.
Now, before any of you Rust Limburg or Sean Cassity disciples and dittoheads tune me out or accuse me of blasphemy, you really owe it to yourself to give it all another look.
The 2012 UCI world road championships are September 15-23 in Limburg, Holland.
Bart, a policy adviser to the Province of Limburg, works in the building where the Maastricht treaty was signed.
But if you've read Philip Roth's Plot Against America, which followed out the idea that Limburg could have been the president in the '30s, that scenario seems a little more plausible than I want to think about.
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