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

  • See Leiden.

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  • n. a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620


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  • John Dunham was living happily with his wife and children in Leyden while the Pilgrim John Goodman was living out his short and miserable life in Plymouth.

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  • Johannes Diderik van der Waals was born on November 23, 1837 in Leyden, The Netherlands, the son of Jacobus van der Waals and Elisabeth van den Burg.

    J. D. van der Waals - Biography

  • Society (1898), Académie des Sciences, Paris (1905). van 't Hoff was a lover of nature; as a student in Leyden he frequently took part in the botanical excursions, and later in

    Jacobus H. van 't Hoff - Biography

  • Her mother came of a clerical Walloon family, and was the divorced wife of a professor in Leyden University.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part IV

  • From this the Prince beguiled him into telling about how he had made expeditions with messages through the Spanish army, and how his sister was helping care for the sick and plague-stricken in Leyden, and many details about the condition of the city.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • Having spent weeks in Leyden, during a dozen visits, I can testify to the general historic accuracy, as well as to the throbbing human interest of this story of Jacqueline of the Carrier Pigeons.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • THE middle of August found the conditions in Leyden in no way improved but rather the worse, being just so many weeks nearer starvation.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • The old folks, who could not cross the Atlantic, remained in Leyden until they died and some were buried in St. Pancras and St. Peter's

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • These tiny sparks from the electrophorus, or the bigger discharges of an electrical machine, can be stored in a simple apparatus called a Leyden jar, which was discovered by accident.

    The Story of Electricity

  • Messages like "death to the Jews" and "we can't wait to murder you" have been posted to the group, he said, but since positing pro-peace messages to the site in Arabic, Leyden said things have toned down considerably.

    Sabra at heart


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