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Historical Examples of silesian
Neipperg and the generality of them, in that luckless Silesian Business?
And so, in effect, to give up the Silesian Invasion for this time.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)
This is Friday, 16th December, his first night on Silesian ground.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)
Then he went as assistant to the town band of the Silesian town of Grneberg.The Violoncello and Its History
Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
The Silesian native oxide of zinc contains from 11⁄2 to 11 per cent.
Word Origin for silesia
former eastern German province, now southwestern Poland, from Latinized form of German Schliesen (Polish Slask), from the name of a river and a mountain there, from Silingi or Silingae, name of a Vandalic (Germanic) people who supposedly had a religious center at the mountain. Related: Silesian. In reference to cloth imported from there from 1670s, especially "a thin cotton cloth, commonly twilled, used for linings for women's dresses and men's garments."