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Schaffhausen

[shahf-hou-zuh n]
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noun
  1. a canton in N Switzerland. 100 sq. mi. (259 sq. km).
  2. a city in and the capital of this canton, on the Rhine.
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Examples from the Web for schaffhausen

Historical Examples

  • It would have been as impossible to stop him as to stop the Rhine at the Falls of Schaffhausen.

    In Search of the Castaways

    Jules Verne

  • Jacob Shophousey, registered as a German cutler, came from Schaffhausen.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • I am not of all sure, mademoiselle; madame has spoken of he who runs by Schaffhausen.

    A Woman's Will

    Anne Warner

  • Wilhelmine had passed a solitary two months at Schaffhausen.

  • Peace again for a day or so, then Forstner arrived at Schaffhausen.


British Dictionary definitions for schaffhausen

Schaffhausen

noun
  1. a small canton of N Switzerland. Pop: 73 900 (2002 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles)
  2. a town in N Switzerland, capital of Schaffhausen canton, on the Rhine. Pop: 33 628 (2000)
French name: Schaffhouse
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