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  • n. Plural form of Frisian.


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  • You could read this as (a) the Frisians were a major group in the 6th century and had become much less important by the time Bede was writng, or (b) Procopius' informant happened to know about Angles and Frisians, and Bede's sources happened to know about Angles, Saxons and Jutes, neither list being necessarily complete, or (c) the names could be applied imprecisely and inconsistently (by analogy with modern ethnic labels like 'Asian').

    Lord of Silver, by Alan Fisk. Book review

  • The Frisians were the only ones to retain their national peculiarities after losing their national independence.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • It is claimed that the Frisians were the first Europeans to smoke pipes.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • Agard's country was neighbour to the Frisians, and a sad, flat country of fog and fen it was.

    Chapter 17

  • Frisians by mischance, in a two days 'hunt, ran me down.

    Chapter 17

  • All around it, they had infographics showing how many nukes the Frisians had, how they expanded their territory after a series of attacks from the Dutch and from the other countries, how much (military) aid they were getting from the US, how much the Frisians (in this hypothetical) had suffered in their genocide, etc.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Let Turkey Have Gaza

  • He rides on his white horse along his dike and feels himself to be "at the center of all the Frisians alive and dead .... [towering] above them all."

    From the editor

  • The Phoenicians brought some over when they came to buy tin; and the Gauls, and the Jutes, and the Danes, and the Frisians, and the Angles brought more when they landed.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • In the same year the heathen broke in upon the Christians at many points, but more than twelve thousand of them were killed by the Frisians.

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

  • Did you know that: *Frisians, sailing from the North Sea, founded ... mythological characters were actually real people who became the objects of much fantasy and exaggeration in the manner of today's biografiction.

    Interpeteration, no traitor


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