Weissnichtwo

Weissnichtwo (Know-not-where), in Carlyle's “Sartor,” an imaginary European city, viewed as the focus, and as exhibiting the operation, of all the influences for good and evil of the time we live in, described in terms which characterised city life in the first quarter of the 19th century; so universal appeared the spiritual forces at work in society at that time that it was impossible to say where they were and where they were not, and hence the name of the city, Know-not-where.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Weissenfels * Weizsächer, Karl
Wednesbury
Wednesday
Week
Weeping Philosopher
Wei-hai-wei
Weimar
Weingartner, Felix
Weismann, August
Weiss, Bernhard
Weissenfels
Weissnichtwo
Weizsächer, Karl
Welldon, James Edward Cowell
Weller, Sam
Wellesley
Wellesley, Richard Cowley, Marquis of
Wellhausen, Julius
Wellingborough
Wellington
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
Wellington College

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Weissnichtwo in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable