from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in western Austria and flowing about 249 km (155 mi) generally north to the Danube River in southern Germany.


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  • I come from the country that had its own Jack, complete with defiant moustache and charisma, though ours was called Lech and his revolution was much more bloody.

    Jowita Bydlowska: Solidarity -- From Lech to Jack

  • With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the leadership of people such as Lech Wałęsa in Poland and Haclav Havel in the Czech Republic, formerly communist lands would join NATO and become allies of the United States. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the wall coming down.

    And Rightly So...

  • "I tried to call Lech and then got the signal that the call couldn't get through.

  • In contrast to the warm welcome President Obama received in other European capitals, former Polish president and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa has turned down an invitation to meet the U.S. leader saying it did "not suit" him.

    Obama Heads to Poland, Concluding European Tour

  • Former Polish president and Solidarity labor leader Lech Walesa declined an invitation to meet with Mr. Obama and Polish political leaders on Saturday.

    Obama Meets With European Leaders In Poland

  • Hours before Obama arrived, Polish headlines were dominated by news that he was being snubbed by legendary Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who said he was refusing to meet with Obama.

    Obama in Poland to honor history, boost ties

  • In August 1980, shipyard workers in the Polish port of Gdansk went on strike for higher pay and for the reinstatement of sacked workers, including their leader, Lech Walesa.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • The light blue masses were in place in the stadium's western half long before their red counterparts had taken their seats, and with that bizarre backs‑to‑the‑pitch dance, borrowed from Lech Poznan, and the dozens of flags, beach balls and inflatable bananas, the City end looked and sounded like a giant street party.

    Manchester City show the desire required to make it to FA Cup final

  • In this week's Torah portion, Lech L'cha, we learn that Abraham has been so successful that he enters Canaan "cabaid" -- heavy with wealth (Gen. 13: 2); yet, he affirms his worthiness to inhabit the Promised Land by distributing his resources amongst his dependants.

    Elissa D. Barrett: To the Righteous, Wealth Is a Greater Test Than Poverty

  • With a jaw-dropping upset of Dynamo Kiev this month, preceded by surprising wins against Liverpool and Lech Poznan, Braga—a team whose only major trophy came back in 1966 when it won the Portuguese Cup—has earned a spot in Thursday's semifinals of the UEFA Europa League, the second biggest tournament in European club football.

    How Braga Climbed a Mountain


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