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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One evening Ernst, Christa, and I (Suzy was pregnant and abstaining) were drinking not one of those aristocratic Franconian wines the Haubleins usually served but an Austrian red with a bouquet like paint thinner that Ernst had picked up on sale.
A Franconian proverb has it that drinking wine is a form of prayer--or can be, so long as the vintage is good and the quantity sensible.
When the Franconians invented the normal grilling sausage, it was supposed to be the equivalent of steak, preserving good-quality meat.
He got his chance in 1999 when he founded the Franconian Sausage Company Ltd, named after the northern part of Bavaria with its 2,000 years of sausage-making history.