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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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the hessian state parliament decided 2018 several changes of the hessian constitution, Which are to be submitted to the people for the vote.
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Jeff made music that was loud and defiant, and we must continue to uphold this standard in how we commemorate him and represent the hessian community," said Tate.
Yet, the selection of this school by the PEA to serve as an example (if not an exemplar) of progressive education for screening at one of the grandest venues, the 1939 World's Fair, is somewhat perplexing, in part, because of Hessian Hills School's cultural context, history of the area, and the fundamental orientation of its educational program.
The Hessians were sleeping off a Christmas celebration, confident that no attacks would occur.
My heart sank as the Hessian Smurf's voice rang out loudly as she involved their three kids in all manner of noisy pastimes when, I suspect and hope, they'd have preferred to play computer games, listened to music or bickered in the way that normal kids are allowed to bicker.
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Well, grab your black pointy hat, take out that rusty black hessian drape from the back of
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