Four Forest Cantons
geographical name the cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, & Lucerne in central Switzerland surrounding Lake of Lucerne

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lake of the Four Forest Cantons — Lake Lucerne (Switzerland) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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  • four — /fawr, fohr/, n. 1. a cardinal number, three plus one. 2. a symbol of this number, 4 or IV or IIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with four pips. 5. fours, Jazz. alternate four bar… …   Universalium

  • Cantons of Switzerland — The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own borders, army and currency until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848. The most recently… …   Wikipedia

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  • Lucerne — • Chief town of the Canton of Lucerne in Switzerland Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lucerne     Lucerne     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lucerne, Lake — German Vierwaldstättersee ( Lake of the Four Forest Cantons ) Lake, central Switzerland. It is 24 mi (39 km) long and 0.5 to 2 mi (0.8 to 3 km) wide, with an area of 44 sq mi (114 sq km). It has a maximum depth of 702 ft (214 m). The Cross of… …   Universalium

  • Zug — For other uses, see Zug (disambiguation). Zug View over Lake Zug with the old city of Zug and the Zytturm Country …   Wikipedia

  • Waldstätte — Waldst auml;tte (literally, forest settlement ) since the early 14th century had been a term for the wooded territories of the Alpine foothills of Central Switzerland. Drei Waldst auml;tten or three forest cantons collectively refers to the… …   Wikipedia

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