What does the word rhenish mean?

Usage examples for rhenish

  1. When these giants came over to his side of the forest, in all their glory of apparel, their buttons, chains and buckles representing great weight and wealth of silver; when they stood with outstretched legs looking on at the dancing, swearing Dutch oaths, and smoking yard- long Rhenish pipes like the grandest Mynheers, each of these handsome raftsmen appeared to him to be a perfect representation of a really happy man. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  2. But that the Prussians of 1813 should so quietly have borne their disappointed hopes, that- whilst already in the States of the Rhenish Confederation parties were in vehement struggle- the " great State" lay so lifeless, is to be attributed to other reasons besides loyalty to the Hohenzollerns. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  3. The 8th, Rhenish, train- battalion. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke