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hessian

a coarse jute fabric similar to sacking, used for bags, upholstery, etc.

Hessian

1. a native or inhabitant of Hesse
2. 
a. a Hessian soldier in any of the mercenary units of the British Army in the War of American Independence or the Napoleonic Wars
b. US any German mercenary in the British Army during the War of American Independence

hessian

[′hesh·ən]
(textiles)

Hessian

[′hesh·ən]
(mathematics)
For a function ƒ(x1, …, xn ) of n real variables, the real-valued function of (x1, …, xn ) given by the determinant of the matrix with entry ∂2ƒ/∂ xi xj in the i th row and j th column; used for analyzing critical points.

burlap, Brit hessian canvas

A coarse woven fabric of jute, hemp, or, less commonly, flax, for use as a water-retaining covering in curing concrete surfaces or as a reinforcement in plaster.
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Hessian had been disappointing in three turf starts this summer but the return to an artificial surface brought about improvement from the daughter of Barathea and she scooted home.
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Given that Hesse's work had issued forth so fulsomely following the break with her husband, sculptor Tom Doyle--virtually the entire production we recognize as quintessentially Hessian was realized in a fevered four-year foundry of sculptural ideas--it is hardly remarkable that a critic would focus on key moments in the artist's life as explanatory of her sudden florescence.
Good product definition is achieved against an effective hessian sack design, and a reduction in tonal values improves the legibility of the text in the side panels.
This concerns merchants like Rudy Hessian, owner of Valley Gold, a watch and jewelry business at the Panorama City Mall.