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29 definitions by El_Haggis

 
22.
Ships used by Scandinavian warriors (Vikings) and traders from the 5th to 12th centuries. They were long (up to 150 feet), and looked much like enormous canoes. They were powered by both oar and sail.
These ships allowed the Vikings to travel to places as far as Iran and Cape Cod. If it wasn't for the Longship, the Vikings would not have been able to become a feared prescence in Europe.

Some facts about Viking longships:

Under certain weather conditions, a Viking Ship can outsail a modern racing yacht!

A ship was considered a Viking chief's most prized posession. They were given names like "Steed of the waves" and "Long Serpent".

They were "Clinker Built", with overlapping strakes running from bow to stern. This allowed them to ride on the waves, instead of being crushed by the vicious North Sea waves.

Though they were very fast, Viking Ships stood very little chance in a naval battle (except against other Vikings.
Without the Viking Ship, there would be no Vikings.
by El_Haggis September 09, 2006
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23.
The hat worn by crazy French Revolutionaries, who were obsessed with the word "liberte'". The cap idea was stolen from the American Revolution, although they originate in Ancient Rome. They are often associated with the Freemasons, who played important roles in both revolutions.

Liberty Caps soon became synonymous with French patriotism and hatred of the aristocracy, just as Freedom Fries have become synonymous with Bushist "patriotism" and paranoia towards The French.

Ominously similar to those floppy hats worn by the Smurfs.
"A sea of red liberty caps swarmed about the guillotine." -Dickens "A Tale of Two Cities"
by El_Haggis September 08, 2006
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24.
1. What francophobes call Le Grande-armee.
2. What France hasn't done in a while.
3. Something that hasn't happened in a very long time.
Napoleon's Frogmarch soundly defeated armies from Russia and Austria at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Germany has invaded France again, they've taken Chirac prisoner, and are currently busy rebuilding the Bastille and melting down the Eiffel Tower for ammo! Looks like time for a Frogmarch!

Our Government's being honest to the people?! That's a Frogmarch!

FOOTNOTE: This is a joke; I don not hate or scorn the French (though I can understand why some people do), and I do not call the French "Frogs" in everyday life. If you care to read my honest view on France and its people, go to (French).
by El_Haggis September 12, 2006
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25.
The Marxist symbol representing the factory workers, the sickle representing the farmers. Together they represent the uninted Proletariat.

This has now become corrupted by greedy tyrants such as Stalin and mao, to be a symbol of corrupt, totalitarian "Communist" dictatorships.
by El_Haggis September 10, 2006
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26.
Historicaly, russia has actually been a very strong country. The person who posted above forgot to list the people who the Russians pwned, aka the Teutonic Knights, the Mongols (eventually, after being beaten by the Mongols for a couple of centuries), King Charles of Sweden, the Prussians, Napoleon, and the Nazis.

Even with all that, Russia, is growing weaker nowadays, mainly because of all the restrictions that other countries put on it.
But I have a hunch that Putin will become the next Tsar of all the Russias.
by El_Haggis September 12, 2006
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27.
Ubermensch. (Ger) "Superman"
One who thinks himself superior than others. Usually in order to compensate for generally small penis and/or herpes.

Also:
See Neo Nazi or Ann Coulter.
Ubermensch?! I say Goober-minsch.
by El_Haggis September 09, 2006
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28.
Made obsolete by the Neocons.
Thanks to the Neocons, Godwin's law is now obsolete.
by El_Haggis September 09, 2006
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