American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- LakePeipus A lake of north-central Europe between eastern Estonia and northwest Russia. Alexander Nevski defeated the Teutonic Knights on the frozen lake in 1242.
“Although far inland, Pskov connected to the Baltic through the lakes of Pskov and Peipus.”
“Lake Peipus I came across filberts not as bushes but as large trees.”
“Peipus; and not satisfied with this fresh-water navigation, hired a ship at Archangel, in which he made a voyage to the coast of Lapland.”
“Peipus, killed four hundred of them, took fifty prisoners, and exterminated a multitude of Tchuds.”
“Thence comes it that the lake, which is named Peipus after her, always rises in billows and stormy waves.”
“Peipus, without remembering that he had ever travelled the same way before.”
“Peipus, clearing and levelling the country as he went.”
“East of Livonia lies the great Lake Peipse or Peipus, eighty miles long and thirty-two miles broad at the broadest part, across which the son of Kalev is said to have waded to fetch timber from Pihgast or Pleskau, which name is used to include the Russian province of Pskov, bordering the lake on the south and south-east.”
“But the king's name is still perpetuated in that of the church at Karkus, and the estate of Rannapungern, which lies north of Peipus, on the boundary between Livonia and Esthonia, is named after”
“The upshot of the fighting was that von Küchler’s chief of staff ordered a withdrawal in his absence; Hitler belatedly approved it, but von Küchler was sacked, and replaced by Model, who then did exactly what his predecessor had been arguing for and retreated to what was rather optimistically called the Panther defensive line, a position that ran from the Baltic and Lake Peipus down through Vitebsk.”
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