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GERMAN, relations, germanus. Whole or entire, as respects genealogy or descent; thus, "brother-german," denotes one who is brother both by the father and mother's side cousins-germane" those in the first and nearest degree, i. e., children of brothers or sisters. Tech. Dict.; 4 M. & C. 56.

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He saw that these natives were all secured by neck chains and he also saw that the troops were composed of native soldiers in German uniforms.
The world of the German literate consisted solely in bringing the new French ideas into harmony with their ancient philosophical conscience, or rather, in annexing the French ideas without deserting their own philosophic point of view.
This done, she put the light back on the table, and going to the window, listened for the first sounds of the German advance.
I was in a fever to know more of him, and it was my great good luck to fall in with a German in the village who had his books.
We had no opportunity for drill; but every man had been posted as to his duties, and the German members of the crew understood that it was obedience or death for them, as each was accompanied by a man with a pistol.
But it is curious that so discredited were the newspapers of that period that a large majority of New Yorkers, for example, did not believe the most copious and circumstantial accounts of the German air-fleet until it was actually in sight of New York.
The little party came slowly onward, the prisoners staggering beneath heavy cans of oil, while Schwartz, one of the German noncommissioned officers cursed and beat them with a stick of wood, impartially.
The English-speaking German gentleman who went with me to the opera there was brimming with enthusiasm over that tenor.
They said it was so funny that, when Herr Slossenn Boschen had sung it once before the German Emperor, he (the German Emperor) had had to be carried off to bed.
There was visiting the watering-place that year a real German Fuerstin, in consequence of which the crystallizing process went on more vigorously than ever.
Sell me the missis," said another soldier, addressing the German, who, angry and frightened, strode energetically along with downcast eyes.
It was impossible for any word of their presence in Ossray to have been known to the Germans.