from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A range of wooded hills in northwest Germany between the upper Ems and Weser Rivers. It was the site of a victory by Arminius over Roman legions in AD 9.
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- noun a battle in 9 AD in which the Germans under Arminius annihilated three Roman Legions
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But this danger vanished forever on the day of the slaughter by the Teutoburger Wald, when the legions of Varus were broken by the rush of Hermann's wild warriors.
Varus lost his legions, at the place where the Ems has its source, at the foot of the Teutoburger Wald.
This had been prophesied by Tacitus, and Hermann in the Teutoburger Wald had shed his martyr's blood for it.
They might have done it before that again, when Hermann slew Varus and his legions in the Teutoburger Wald; or before that again, when the Kempers and Teutons burst over the Alps, to madden themselves with the fatal wines of the rich south.
Microsoft lost its battle of the Teutoburger Wald when it failed to prevent Linux from going mainstream in enterprise computing around 2003.
Philistine, but just as every German climax is incomplete without tears, so they too are soon singing: "Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten dass ich so traurig bin!" the gloom of the Teutoburger Wald settles down on them, and they buckle to and work with an enduring patience such as few other men in the world display, and join the great army here who, bitted and harnessed, are pulling the Vaterland to the front.
Did no captive tribune of Varus 'legions, led with horrid shouts round Thor's altar in the Teutoburger Wald, ere his corpse was hung among the horses and goats on the primaeval oaks, turn to bay like a Roman, and tell his wild captors of the Eternal City, and of the might of that Caesar who would avenge every hair upon his head with a German life; and receive for answer a shout of laughter, and the cry --' You have come to us: and some day we will go to you? '