- adj. Of or pertaining to Silesia
- n. uncountable Upper Silesian, West Slavic language spoken in southwestern parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
- n. uncountable Lower Silesian, Germanic language spoken in southwestern parts of Poland (Lower Silesia).
- n. countable An inhabitant of Silesia.
“And somehow I have to find out if I can file a tax return in Upper Mongolia, Outer Silesia and Atlantis, after brushing up on my language skills in Mongolian, Silesian and Atlantisian.”
“Bunzlau, in Silesia, and with him begins what is termed the Silesian era of German poetry -- a time when this country held the first rank in learning and literature among the German States as markedly as Swabia had done in the days of the Minne-singers.”
“The 'Silesian' method includes a "soldier sprag" brace wedged between the props underneath the roof bar to reinforce the props against lateral compressive forces.”
“It must have been the same for everyone, because there is a recipe for wodzionka in my Silesian cookery book.”
“Much as I now long for those Silesian dinners, dutifully prepared by my mum before she went to work and left for me on a plate on top of a pan of boiling water to keep warm, I never ate them in those days.”
“In the communist Warsaw of the 60s, my Silesian mother's cooking was famed.”
“It was my mother's guilty pleasure, which my sister and I shared – guilty, because being Silesian in Warsaw wasn't easy then; Silesia being the southern region with a large German population, a melting pot of Polish, German and Czech people, with its own, now sadly dying, hilarious dialect, a mixture of all three languages.”
“My Silesian cousin, who now lives in Germany, told me to use stock instead of boiling water – well, yes, this is tastier, but I consider it western decadence.”
“Do we hear daily of the plight of the Silesian Germans?”
“On 31 August 1939, German SS soldiers set up an attack on one of their own radio stations at the Polish-German border and the Germans broadcast a message, in Polish, urging Poles to kill the Germans who resided in the Silesian region.”
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