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Dessau

[des-ou]
noun
  1. a city in NE central Germany, SW of Berlin: formerly the capital of Anhalt.
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Examples from the Web for dessau

Historical Examples

  • My luck was that Frankel had come from Dessau, and had been my teacher.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • The pausarii are mentioned in the inscriptions; cf. Dessau, Inscr.

  • In May he retired to Dessau for a few days, in order to prepare this.

    The Life of Philip Melanchthon

    Karl Friedrich Ledderhose

  • No one hated the Jews such as they were in Dessau fifty years ago.

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller

  • It was certainly a poor kind of armour in which I set out from Dessau.

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller


British Dictionary definitions for dessau

Dessau

noun
  1. an industrial city in E Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt: capital of Anhalt state from 1340 to 1918. Pop: 78 380 (2003 est)
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