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[kris-chee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh, kris-tee-] /ˌkrɪs tʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə, ˌkrɪs ti-/
former name of Oslo.
Skiing. Christie.
Origin of Christiania
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Madame Volkenburg returned to Christiania the day previous to the intended departure of her friends.

    Mal Moule Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • After rounding a point of rocks, the fleet came into full view of Christiania.

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  • The beer of Christiania is equal in flavour and purity to any in the world, and it is now in great demand all over Norway.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • “The squadron sails for Christiania to-morrow afternoon,” added Sanford.

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  • Politically it is divided into eighteen counties (Amter) and the cities of Christiania and Bergen.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • “We shall be in Christiania as soon as any mail, if there is no steamer for a week,” said Sanford.

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  • When I brought this water-color back from Christiania I did not think of examining its arrangement.

    Urania Camille Flammarion
  • But we are afraid the ship will be gone before we can reach Christiania.

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  • The Warrior's Tomb, his second play, was accepted and actually performed at the Christiania theatre.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • In a couple of hours the steamer arrived at Holmsbo, on the Christiania Fjord.

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British Dictionary definitions for Christiania


a former name (1624–1877) of Oslo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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