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Schwyz

[shveets]
noun
  1. a canton in central Switzerland, bordering on the Lake of Lucerne. 350 sq. mi. (900 sq. km).
  2. a city in and the capital of this canton, in the W part.
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Historical Examples

  • Zurich and Schwyz also contended for the promised stretch of land.

    The Story of Switzerland

    Lina Hug

  • Schwyz did not feel comfortable under all this, and stood on its guard.

  • He died at Sewen, a village in the canton of Schwyz, on the 16th of July 1806.

  • Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden were the names of these three cantons.

  • Those of Schwyz, Thun and others (whose names we can not easily recall) started forth above Valmarcus.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole


British Dictionary definitions for schwyz

Schwyz

noun
  1. a canton of central Switzerland: played an important part in the formation of the Swiss confederation, to which it gave its name. Capital: Schwyz. Pop: 133 300 (2002 est). Area: 908 sq km (351 sq miles)
  2. a town in E central Switzerland, capital of Schwyz canton: tourism. Pop: 13 802 (2000)
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