OTHER WORDS FROM Hessianhalf-Hessian, adjective
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Born in the Hessian village of Rhina in 1916, Friedel was the youngest of 16 close-knit siblings and first cousins.
At one point the coach driver whipped the horses into a gallop and drove right through the Hessian army.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"No, Donop was a Hessian, hired out to the British king by his sovereign," replied her father.Elsie's Vacation and After Events|Martha Finley
Beyond this, the story perhaps has little value, except as an offset to the usual anecdotes of Hessian atrocity.Tales of the Argonauts|Bret Harte
In a Hessian story a forester sees a fair swan floating on a lonely lake.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
Hessian soldiers in those days even ordinarily had but few manners, but when in liquor none at all.
Marcel's sword was now making lines of light about him, and the Hessian's part in the combat soon became a defence only.
British Dictionary definitions for Hessian (1 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for Hessian (2 of 2)
- a Hessian soldier in any of the mercenary units of the British Army in the War of American Independence or the Napoleonic Wars
- US any German mercenary in the British Army during the War of American Independence