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LAAGER

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 1 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAAGER, a South African Dutch word (Dutch leger, Ger. lager, connected with Eng. " lair ") for a temporary defensive encampment, formed by a circle of wagons. The English word is " leaguer," an armed camp, especially that of a besieging or "beleaguering" army. The Ger. lager, in the sense of "store," is familiar as the name of a light beer (see BREWING).
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