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Leeuwarden

[ley-y-wahr-duh n] /ˈleɪ üˌwɑr dən/
noun
1.
a city in N Netherlands.

Friesland

[freez-luh nd; Dutch frees-lahnt] /ˈfriz lənd; Dutch ˈfrisˌlɑnt/
noun
1.
a province in the N Netherlands. 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km).
Capital: Leeuwarden.
Also, especially British, Frisian.
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  • Once Leeuwarden was famous for its goldsmiths and silversmiths, but the interest in precious metal work is not what it was.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • One of the first things that I noticed at Leeuwarden was the presence of a new bird.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • "You said in Leeuwarden that you didn't know the two young ladies in Dutch costumes," my uncle-in-law flung at me.

  • And in the other bundle were two black shawls, like those I had seen several girls of Leeuwarden wearing.

  • Not only cattle but also horses are sold in Leeuwarden market.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • At Leeuwarden, therefore, it was for me to do something desperate when desperate need arose.

  • The young women of Leeuwarden—the fair Frisians—are tall and strong and fresh looking; not exactly beautiful but very pleasant.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • "Oh, the nice man we met at Amsterdam, and again at Leeuwarden, when we—we—" She blushed at the recollection.

  • Amongst the objects which attracted his attention was a sect of communistic mystics established near Leeuwarden.

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  • And the Leeuwarden was sunk by being hit from the deck guns of a German submarine off the coast of Holland.

British Dictionary definitions for Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden

/Dutch ˈleːwɑrdə/
noun
1.
a city in the N Netherlands, capital of Friesland province. Pop: 91 000 (2003 est)

Friesland

/ˈfriːzlənd; Dutch ˈfriːslɑnt/
noun
1.
a province of the N Netherlands, on the IJsselmeer and the North Sea: includes four of the West Frisian Islands; flat, with sand dunes and fens (under reclamation), canals, and lakes. Capital: Leeuwarden. Pop: 640 000 (2003 est). Area: 3319 sq km (1294 sq miles) Official and Frisian name Fryslân
2.
an area comprising the province of Friesland in the Netherlands along with the regions of East Friesland and North Friesland in Germany
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