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flemish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flemish  \Flem"ish\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  Flanders,  or  the  Flemings.  --  n.  The  language 
  or  dialect  spoken  by  the  Flemings;  also  collectively,  the 
  people  of  Flanders. 
 
  {Flemish  accounts}  (Naut.),  short  or  deficient  accounts. 
  [Humorous]  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  {Flemish  beauty}  (Bot.),  a  well  known  pear.  It  is  one  of  few 
  kinds  which  have  a  red  color  on  one  side 
 
  {Flemish  bond}.  (Arch.)  See  {Bond},  n.,  8. 
 
  {Flemish  brick},  a  hard  yellow  paving  brick. 
 
  {Flemish  coil},  a  flat  coil  of  rope  with  the  end  in  the 
  center  and  the  turns  lying  against,  without  riding  over 
  each  other 
 
  {Flemish  eye}  (Naut.),  an  eye  formed  at  the  end  of  a  rope  by 
  dividing  the  strands  and  lying  them  over  each  other 
 
  {Flemish  horse}  (Naut.),  an  additional  footrope  at  the  end  of 
  a  yard. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  n.;  pl  {Germans}[L.  Germanus  prob.  of  Celtis 
  origin.] 
  1.  A  native  or  one  of  the  people  of  Germany. 
 
  2.  The  German  language. 
 
  3. 
  a  A  round  dance,  often  with  a  waltz  movement,  abounding 
  in  capriciosly  involved  figures. 
  b  A  social  party  at  which  the  german  is  danced. 
 
  {High  German},  the  Teutonic  dialect  of  Upper  or  Southern 
  Germany,  --  comprising  Old  High  German,  used  from  the  8th 
  to  the  11th  century;  Middle  H.  G.,  from  the  12th  to  the 
  15th  century;  and  Modern  or  New  H.  G.,  the  language  of 
  Luther's  Bible  version  and  of  modern  German  literature. 
  The  dialects  of  Central  Germany,  the  basis  of  the  modern 
  literary  language,  are  often  called  Middle  German,  and  the 
  Southern  German  dialects  Upper  German;  but  High  German  is 
  also  used  to  cover  both  groups. 
 
  {Low  German},  the  language  of  Northern  Germany  and  the 
  Netherlands,  --  including  {Friesic};  {Anglo-Saxon}  or 
  {Saxon};  {Old  Saxon};  {Dutch}  or  {Low  Dutch},  with  its 
  dialect,  {Flemish};  and  {Plattdeutsch}  (called  also  {Low 
  German}),  spoken  in  many  dialects. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Flemish 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Flanders  or  its  people  or  language  or 
  culture;  "the  Flemish  population  of  Belgium";  "Flemish 
  painters"  [syn:  {Flemish}] 
  n  :  one  of  two  official  languages  of  Belgium;  closely  related  to 
  Dutch  [syn:  {Flemish},  {Flemish  dialect}] 




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