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  • n. Plural form of Ossete.

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Examples

  • The Russian security establishment likes the Ossetes, who have been Russian allies for more than 250 years.

    Obama Emerges to Talk About Georgia - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Twice in the past century, when the empire to the north weakened and Georgia declared its independence, the southern Ossetes revolted against Georgian rule.

    Obama Emerges to Talk About Georgia - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Many factors are involved in the present conflict but the central one is straightforward: the majority of the Ossetes living south of the main Caucasus range in Georgia wish to unite with the Ossetes living to the north, in an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation; and the Georgians, regarding South Ossetia as both a legal and an historic part of their national territory, refuse to accept this.

    Obama Emerges to Talk About Georgia - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • According to Anatol Lieven in the Times, “the majority of the Ossetes living south of the main Caucasus range in Georgia wish to unite with the Ossetes living to the north, in an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation; and the Georgians, regarding South Ossetia as both a legal and an historic part of their national territory, refuse to accept this.”

    The Russian conflict with Georgia: What is the Bush administration doing?

  • What is also clear is the Russians have always looked favorably upon the pro-Russian Ossetes and unfavorably upon the anti-Russian Georgians.

    The Russian conflict with Georgia: What is the Bush administration doing?

  • But this stuff isn't a game -- Putin, Shakashvili [sic], the Ossetes and the Abkhaz are all playing for keeps.

    Too Eloquent and Idealistic

  • At a turning we met four or five Ossetes, who offered us their services; and, catching hold of the wheels, proceeded, with a shout, to drag and hold up our cart.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • I ordered the Ossetes to put my portmanteau into the cart, and to replace the oxen by horses.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • “Can you tell me how it is that that heavily-laden cart of yours is being drawn without any difficulty by four oxen, whilst six cattle are scarcely able to move mine, empty though it is, and with all those Ossetes helping?”

    A Hero of Our Time

  • The Ossetes surrounded me clamorously and demanded tips; but the staff-captain shouted so menacingly at them that they dispersed in a moment.

    A Hero of Our Time

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