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Czaslau, an Austrian town of Bohemia, 40 miles S.E. of Prague, of the government of which it forms part. A notable feature of the town is its church with a tall spire. Here the Hussite chief, John Ziska, was buried. The town was also the scene of a Prussian victory over the Austrians in 1792. The country around is mountainous but fertile, with extensive pastures.