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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A historical region of southwest Russia on the northeast coast of the Black Sea north of the Caucasus Mountains. It was ceded to Russia by the Ottoman Turks in 1829.

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  • proper noun A mountainous region in the Caucasus of Eurasia.

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Examples

  • Lion and Sun for this — off and that — ski, who had glorified the arms of Russia in Circassia, and whose feats of arms Persia was called on to reward.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • The following is the average price in Circassia: –

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • His name was Hafiz Effendi, and his residence in Circassia amounted to five years.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • The voice of lamentation fills the valley of Cashmere; its dells and woods, its cool fountains, and gardens of roses, are polluted by the dead; in Circassia and Georgia the spirit of beauty weeps over the ruin of its favourite temple -- the form of woman.

    II.5

  • In the reign of Michael Palaeologus, their prerogative was acknowledged by the sultan of Egypt, who solicited and obtained the liberty of sending an annual ship for the purchase of slaves in Circassia and the Lesser Tartary: a liberty pregnant with mischief to the Christian cause; since these youths were transformed by education and discipline into the formidable

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Keshev's persistence eventually prevailed and he presented the project of a unified Circassia, which is a plan to reunite the divided three Circassian republics in the North Caucasus.

    Jamestown Foundation: All Publications

  • All this last, since the sentence after "Circassia," is a mistake.

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories

  • With the information he had received from the mate of the "Circassia," and his advice and directions, Andrew had little difficulty in locating

    A Knight of the Nets

  • The Anchor Line gives only a month's announcement of the sailing of the "Circassia," the White Star Line gives only a month's announcement of the sailing of the "Britannic," the Cunard Line gives only a month's announcement of the sailing of the "Oregon;" but of the sailing of that ship that Noah commanded God gave one hundred and twenty years 'announcement and warning.

    New Tabernacle Sermons

  • Turkey with catamites whilst Circassia sent concubines.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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