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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region along the Rhine River in western Germany. It includes noted vineyards and highly industrial sections north of Bonn and Cologne.

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  • proper noun general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany

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  • noun a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river

Etymologies

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From the German Rheinland, influenced by the English Rhine + land.

Examples

  • Wasn't its success associated with something called "Rhineland capitalism" or "the social market"?

    A Letter to America

  • The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Stalin’s Bust at the D-Day Memorial

  • Hitler himself said: The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Its largest owner, state-owned development bank KfW, subsequently assumed the €8.1 billion liquidity obligation, and also created together with other German banks a risk shield of €3.5 billion to cover possible losses on subprime paper held at the investment vehicle, called Rhineland Funding.

    IKB Posts 67% Fall in Net Profit

  • Hitler himself said: The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life.

    The danger of indifference and compromise

  • The idea that the German army seriously intended to defend the Rhineland by permitting the French to take over most of it without a struggle and put up inferior resistance east of the Rhine as a way of defending the Rhineland is a pipe dream.

    Rhineland

  • Hitler's march into the Rhineland was a daring move.

    The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

  • The Rhineland was a strategic probe of allied will.

    StrategyPage.com

  • What Draper does not realize is that the "Rhineland" at issue in 1936 was that basic fact of interwar geography, the demilitarized Rhineland zone (articles 42 and 43 of the Versailles Treaty) that included a fifty-kilometer-deep demilitarized strip on the east bank of the Rhine.

    Rhineland

  • Cologne, and the fire insurance company "Rhineland" at Neuss.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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