Franconian


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Franconian

a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialect

Franconian

[fraŋ′kō·nē·ən]
(geology)
A North American stage of geologic time; the middle Upper Cambrian.
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The Franconians have done what they could to get used to this arrangement, but after two hundred years they still don't see themselves as Bavarians.
The central concept of his story is the feud, of which the Franconian nobles were notoriously fond, and how it fits into the struggle to secure lordship over the lands, small (lesser nobles) and large (princes).
As a result, Kiel was pervaded by a palpable Nazi atmosphere, whereas the Franconian region to which my younger brother and I were evacuated was a centre of passive resistance to the Nazis, largely because of its deeply rooted Catholic tradition which, ironically, helped these people resist the cultural encroachment of Nazism more effectively than the more widely-scattered Mormons who, encapsulated in their sectarian world, simply preferred to pretend that Nazism didn't exist.
Instead, ECKART is going to increase the production capacities in its main factory in the Franconian town of Guntersthal in Bavaria by investing about EU10 million in the medium term.
Contract notice: Flood protection ansbach, planning sections pa06 and pa07, right bank of the franconian rezat (old town).
NUREMBERG go into the 256th Franconian derby seven points adrift of the final Europa League qualification spot but they can narrow that gap with an authoritative victory over their struggling rivals Greuther Furth, writes Ben Roe.
Although the Italian supplier could not definitely document the 40-year-old tile's source, the limestones were both likely quarried from the Franconian Region of southern Germany (just north of Bavaria).
Between the sightseeing trip of the tourist De Tocqueville and the journey of missionary Sievers, Franconian colonists came to the Saginaw Valley, sent by Wilhelm Loehe of Neuendettelsau, Germany.
Guests enjoyed local specialties, including Franconian Bratwurst, as well as cheeses, hams, and a large variety of tortes and cakes baked by the families of the Weyermann staff.
For anyone who has travelled through Germany in pursuit of Riemenschneider's sculpture, the Met's survey is a wonderful anthology, an impressive gathering of more than sixty of the Franconian master's sculptures, in wood and stone, polychrome and monochrome, assembled from museums, churches, and private collections in Europe and the United States.
Franconian Switzerland is a pretty area of wooded limestone hills between Bamberg, Nuremberg and Bayreuth.
A further conduit for Paracelsianism came through Benedict Figulus, a Franconian alchemist who appeared in Tubingen in Andreae's circle in 1606-08 and who published numerous hermetic-alchemical writings at this time, especially Rosarium novum Olympicum et benedictum (1608).