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Giessen

noun
  1. a city in central Germany, in Hesse: university (1607). Pop: 74 001 (2003 est)
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Historical Examples

  • As I have said, Giessen was the best camp of all, barring the starvation.

    The Escape of a Princess Pat

    George Pearson

  • As Giessen was the best camp, so this one was the worst of all those we were to know.

  • In 1873 Keim was appointed professor of theology at Giessen.

  • He then departed from Giessen without taking leave of Leuckart.

  • It is connected with giessen, he who emits the seed, and means stallion, man.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Georg Brandes