from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of northern Germany. The original home of the Saxons, it was conquered by Charlemagne in the eighth century and became a duchy after his death. Its borders were eventually extended southeastward as the region was subdivided and redivided. The dukes of Saxony became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356, and in 1806 the elector was elevated to kingship but lost half his territory to Prussia in 1815. A later kingdom of Saxony was part of the German Empire (1871-1918).
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- proper n. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of glossy woolen cloth formerly much used.
- n. Saxony yarn, or flannel made of it or similar yarn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woolen material taking its name from the kingdom of Saxony, and supposed to be of superior quality from the high reputation of the wool of that country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons
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This German-American brewer was born in Saxony, Germany, but immigrated to Chicago, with his family, when he was 12.
Strictly speaking, only one of the three Schumann works Thomas Trotter plays here on the Ladegast organ of Merseburg Cathedral in Saxony Anhalt, the Six Fugues on BACH Op 60, was composed for organ.
At the Cistercian female house of Weinhausen in Saxony a very elaborate decoration program survives. 12 The church of the male Dominican convent in Constance, located closer to the female Dominican houses of the Upper Rhine, contained friezes and medallions. 13 Most choir spaces seem to have been decorated, but unfortunately few survive in their thirteenth - and fourteenth-century state.
The American secretary placed a high priority on religious work in Saxony, but he faced a serious problem: of the fifty thousand
Germany, but similar arrangements also had to be concluded with the Ministries of War in Saxony, Bavaria, and
At Königsbrück in Saxony, Jacob equipped a Serbian gypsy orchestra, while Michel organized and equipped an orchestra at Worms.
The WPA field secretary in Saxony, E.O. Jacob, conducted similar operations for POWs in Saxon prison camps. 15
It is actually located in Saxony, and even in our days, any citizen of Leipzig would get rather angry at the suggestion that she or he was a Prussian.
“All of us in Saxony-Anhalt are put to shame by this,” Wolfgang Boehmer, premier of Saxony-Anhalt, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily on Friday.
IV of Denmark-Norway asked the Electoral Prince of Saxony to send him a team of mining specialists from Freiberg in Saxony (that had a Mining Academy) to the newly-discovered silver deposits at