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Tessin

[French te-san; German te-seen] /French tɛˈsɛ̃; German tɛˈsin/
noun
1.
French and German name of Ticino.
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  • We now passed the river Tessin, by means of a bridge of boats.

  • Charles was highly interested in it and wrote from Turkey to Tessin about his views.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • The river Tessin runs near and the town is protected by a very large dam, nearly a mile long.

  • It was planned and commenced by Tessin, but completed according to his plans a hundred years after his death.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • The Riksdag tried to reinstall him as governor of the royal princes, but gave in upon the request of Tessin.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • The bird-catchers of Tessin employ the Sparrow Owl for enticing birds into their nests.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • Here we crossed a ferry over the river Tessin, which divides the dominions of Austria from those of Sardinia.

British Dictionary definitions for Tessin

Tessin

/tɛˈsiːn/
noun
1.
the German name for Ticino
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