[ohl-duh n-burg; for 2, 3 also German ohl-duh n-boork]


Claes (Thu·re) [klous too r-uh] /klaʊs ˈtʊər ə/, born 1929, U.S. sculptor, born in Sweden.
a former state in NW Germany, now part of Lower Saxony.
a city in Lower Saxony in NW Germany: former capital of Oldenburg.

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  • Oldenburg has doubtless been frighted by the extravagances of the restored Court.

  • Dutchess of Oldenburg is regarded as excellent in Buffalo and Chicago.

    Apple Growing

    M. C. Burritt

  • Of these the most celebrated are the Luck of Edenhall and the Oldenburg horn.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • Some growers use Oldenburg as stock, and there are other good kinds.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • In the matter of Oldenburg, too, Napoleon had grievously offended.


    Fred Whishaw

British Dictionary definitions for oldenburg




a city in NW Germany, in Lower Saxony: former capital of Oldenburg state. Pop: 158 340 (2003 est)
a former state of NW Germany: became part of Lower Saxony in 1946




Claes (klɔːs). born 1929, US pop sculptor and artist, born in Sweden
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