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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Silesia
  • n. Upper Silesian, West Slavic language spoken in southwestern parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
  • n. Lower Silesian, Germanic language spoken in southwestern parts of Poland (Lower Silesia).
  • n. An inhabitant of Silesia.


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  • And somehow I have to find out if I can file a tax return in Upper Mongolia, Outer Silesia and Atlantis, after brushing up on my language skills in Mongolian, Silesian and Atlantisian.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Bunzlau, in Silesia, and with him begins what is termed the Silesian era of German poetry -- a time when this country held the first rank in learning and literature among the German States as markedly as Swabia had done in the days of the Minne-singers.

    Christian Singers of Germany

  • The 'Silesian' method includes a "soldier sprag" brace wedged between the props underneath the roof bar to reinforce the props against lateral compressive forces.

    5.1 Rigid support in drifts and stopes

  • It must have been the same for everyone, because there is a recipe for wodzionka in my Silesian cookery book.

    Family life

  • Much as I now long for those Silesian dinners, dutifully prepared by my mum before she went to work and left for me on a plate on top of a pan of boiling water to keep warm, I never ate them in those days.

    Family life

  • In the communist Warsaw of the 60s, my Silesian mother's cooking was famed.

    Family life

  • It was my mother's guilty pleasure, which my sister and I shared – guilty, because being Silesian in Warsaw wasn't easy then; Silesia being the southern region with a large German population, a melting pot of Polish, German and Czech people, with its own, now sadly dying, hilarious dialect, a mixture of all three languages.

    Family life

  • My Silesian cousin, who now lives in Germany, told me to use stock instead of boiling water – well, yes, this is tastier, but I consider it western decadence.

    Family life

  • Do we hear daily of the plight of the Silesian Germans?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Genetic Evidence Shows Common Origins of Jews

  • On 31 August 1939, German SS soldiers set up an attack on one of their own radio stations at the Polish-German border and the Germans broadcast a message, in Polish, urging Poles to kill the Germans who resided in the Silesian region.

    2010 January — Fusion Despatches


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