Usage examples for finnish

  1. The tripping trochaic measure he borrowed from the Finnish epic Kalevala. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. Finnish poems describe how " fire, the child of the sun, came down from heaven, where it was rocked in a tube of yellow copper, in a large pail of gold." – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  3. Finnish farmers in a certain section of New England are said to be able to obtain credit from neighboring bankers and businessmen more easily than many of their neighbors, and to be considered as especially desirable citizens, because of their reputation for thrift and honesty. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  4. One of the leaders of the colony stated that they have only Finnish teachers in these schools and the teaching is in Finnish. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  5. The very best thing to do, therefore, would be to go to the district chief, whom she knew, because Finnish Anna, her former cook, was now nurse at his house. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  6. Then the carriage was ready, with two little Finnish horses, whose gait he knew well, an evil- looking driver, who none the less would get him there; the trunk; roubles to the domestics. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  7. One of the leaders of the Finnish co- operative association explained that the defects of the local private stores served as the first inducement for the settlers to establish a co- operative store. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  8. The trenches having now been pushed forward against the outworks of Finnish freedom, an assault was prepared against the ramparts- the constitution itself. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  9. It seems a curious commentary on the irony of things that South Africa, which so tyrannically chases her own Natives from the country, receives at this very time with open arms Polish, Finnish, Russian and German Jews, who themselves are said to have fled from the tyranny of their own Governments in Europe. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  10. The brotherly sympathy between the Socialist Party of the United States and the Red Vandals of Soviet Russia is exhibited by the following, also from " The New York Call," May 15, 1920, reporting the proceedings of the Socialist Convention in Finnish Hall: " A mission of three members was provided for to carry fraternal greetings to Soviet Russia and to investigate and report on conditions in the first working class republic, and the international delegates were further instructed to get into communication with Socialist organizations in North and South America for the purpose of creating Socialist Pan- American congresses." – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  11. Then there was a Russian lady with two children and a Finnish maid. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  12. By its grammatical system and by some elements of its vocabulary it suggests a comparison with Finnish, Turkish, and kindred tongues. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  13. The Kolchak government was ready to treat with the Finnish Cabinet, as the de facto government, and to recognize Finland's present status for what it is in international law; but as they could not give what they did not possess, their recognition must, they explained, be like their own authority, provisional. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  14. In 1891, the Finnish Committee at St. Petersburg, which had directed the affairs of Finland, was abolished, and Russian censorship abolished the free press. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  15. On this night, Linda, the Finnish girl, had fallen out of her chair asleep before the kitchen stove and had been driven up to her room in a sleep- walking trance by the good housekeeper two hours before the arrival of Ruth and Agnes. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  16. The Finnish Votyaks considered it honorable in a girl to be a mother before she was a wife. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  17. I bought the silver saucer from an old Jew, and the transparent apple from a Finnish hag. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  18. Another year he found some Finnish legends when he was on a yachting cruise, which he translated into an ungainly English. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. The child of Finnish sea- folk who had drifted to Brest and died there, she had been adopted by an old Breton sea- dog and his wife. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke