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  • n. an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands

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Examples

  • Hauke's story is set, as I mentioned, on the edge of the North Sea, in Frisia, where the proper construction and maintenance of dikes is crucial not only to the safety but also to the well-being of the community: as the network of dikes expands, so does the availability of land for grazing or cultivation.

    "The reader is the ghost": The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm

  • He felt called to become a missionary among the pagans of continental Europe, and in the year 716, he and several companions travelled to Frisia, which is modern-day Holland.

    Clerical Whispers

  • Like monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana) and Robina pseudoacasia 'Frisia', it has been planted too often and too visibly in suburban front gardens to avoid being thought common.

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  • Frisia, a financial organisation, signed four top marathon-skaters to that team: Henk Angenent ( '97 winner), Piet Kleine (a national icon as well), Jan-Eise Kromkamp en René Ruitenberg.

    Denis Campbell: Watching the Ice Thicken...

  • In 810 the king of Jutland invaded Frisia and was repulsed; but shortly thereafter, if we may follow the chronicle of the Monk of St. Gall, Charlemagne, from his palace at Narbonne, was shocked to see Danish pirate vessels in the Gulf of Lyons.

    Charlemagne, King of the Franks, 28 Jan 814

  • The Normans inflicted much harm in Frisia and about the Rhine.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » Disorder and Warfare according to the Annals of Xanten (844 -861)

  • And in the Life of St Willibrord, written by Alcuin in the 8th century, the saint was threatened with death for having insulted the gods of people living between Frisia and Denmark:

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • However, it is notable that a later Pope, Gregory II, specifically mentioned the subject in a letter to Boniface who was preaching in Germany and Frisia and who had evidently asked for guidance on the practice of selling slaves for human sacrifice:

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • * Then he goes to Frisia to see how the Anglo-Saxon for "I want to buy a brown cow that makes a lot of milk" goes over with a Frisian dairy farmer.

    mongrel nation

  • They traveled on the Frisia, a six-year-old 364-foot, three-and-a-half-thousand-ton steamship that was powered by a single screw propeller with its one smokestack supplemented by two masts.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

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