[ US /ˈɫaɪdən/ ]
  1. a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
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How To Use Leyden In A Sentence

  • The chief leaders of the Anabaptists were natives of Holland, including the famous or infamous John of Leyden, who with some thousands of these fanatical sectaries perished at Münster in 1535. History of Holland
  • The next step was the invention of the Leyden jar.
  • It was the inevitable tendency of Mormonism, like every other religious delusion, from the advent of John of Leyden to that of the Spiritualists, to disturb the natural relation of the sexes under the Christian dispensation. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859
  • The term electric radiation was first employed by Hertz to designate waves emitted by a Leyden jar or oscillator system of an induction coil, but since that time these radiations have been known as Hertzian waves. Marvels of Modern Science
  • We do not know how Meyerbeer got his idea of putting the schismatic John Huss on the stage under the name of John of Leyden. Musical Memories
  • Dr. Leyden, who exhausted on this subject, as upon most others, a profusion of learning, found the first idea of the elfin people in the Northern opinions concerning the duergar, or dwarfs. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
  • John of Leyden, an Anabaptist leader, was the husband of seventeen wives, and he held that it was his moral right to marry as many as he chose. The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources
  • This can be done cata-strophically in the form of a lightning bolt, or on a much smaller scale in the form of a Leyden jar discharge. The Human Brain
  • Downfall of the Anabaptists at Muenster; John of Leyden put to death. The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09
  • A melanoid variety of this species is mentioned by Dr. Anderson as being in the Leyden Museum. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
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