weissnichtwo

weiss·nicht·wo

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  • weissnichtwo — ˈvīˌsniḵ(t)ˈvō noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Weissnichtwo, imaginary city in the satirical work Sartor Resartus (1833 34) by Thomas Carlyle died 1881 Scottish essayist and historian, from German weiss nicht wo (I) know not …   Useful english dictionary

  • WEISSNICHTWO —    (Know not where), in Carlyle s Sartor, an imaginary European city, viewed as the focus, and as exhibiting the operation, of all the influences for good and evil of the time we live in, described in terms which characterised city life in the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sartor Resartus — Teufelsdröckh in Monmouth Street, illustration to Sartor Resartus by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Thomas Carlyle s major work, Sartor Resartus (meaning The tailor re tailored ), first published as a serial in 1833 34, purported to be a commentary on… …   Wikipedia

  • Kennaquhair — (literally, know not where in old Lowland Scots) is an imaginary locality in Walter Scott s novels The Monastery and The Abbot .ee also* Weissnichtwo …   Wikipedia

  • KENNAQUHAIR —    (i. e. know not where), an imaginary locality in Scott s Monastery.    See WEISSNICHTWO …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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