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Swiss

of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland, its inhabitants, or their dialects of German, French, and Italian

Swiss

 

a general term designating the principal nationalities of Switzerland, who have merged into a single nation (natsiia, nation in the historical sense) as a result of prolonged existence in a unified state, the development of economic, political, and cultural ties, and the widespread practice of bilingualism and trilingualism.

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In fact, about four o'clock they were all concentrated about the Palais Royal, the courts and ground floors of which were filled with musketeers and Swiss guards, and there awaited the outcome of all this disturbance.
on his own back, why, good luck to them, and many a merry roadside adventure, and steaming supper in the chimney corners of roadside inns, Swiss chalets, Hottentot kraals, or wherever else they like to go.
Madame, you are always right,' returned the tall Swiss.
Let us see,' returned the Swiss, argumentatively turning his cigar between his lips.
For next year s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro SWISS will operate two special flights, one before and one after the event.
Swiss International to expand its Geneva-based network Swiss is to introduce a new daily service between Geneva and Prague on December 15.
Swiss Re also issued $500 million in mandatory convertible instruments, which in three years will convert to Swiss Re shares, to GE.
The Matin article angrily remarked on the conspicuous absence at the opening of the Swiss ambassador to France, Francois Nordmann, and noted that he had sent a confidential note to Bern suggesting the exhibition could "harm the image of Switzerland," a bottom-up democracy where just about everything is decided by popular vote.
However, the volume of Swiss domestic transactions is limited.
Toblerone, the Swiss army knife (Karl Elsener, 1897), Univers typeface (Adrian Frutiger, 1954), Max Bill's graphics, USM Haller (1963) system furniture?
The assault began with widely circulated allegations - the truth is less clear-cut than news reports have made it sound - that Swiss banks swallowed great sums deposited in private accounts by victims of the Holocaust.
The Swiss study, which came on the eve of the first major international conference on the Nazi gold affair, was said by its authors to be the first to trace gold transactions by the Nazi central bank, or Reichsbank.