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Calais

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Calais a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558
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Usage

In literature:

We are short of infantry here, and the Germans are trying to rush Dunkirk and Calais.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
The Spanish sailors and soldiers had been without food since the evening when they anchored at Calais.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
The flooding of the Yser marks the end of the main struggle for Calais.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Calais, lost by the surrender of Boulogne, v. 204.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
His great sense of duty led him to preach, and he commenced in the Market-house of Calais in his seventeenth year.
"The Harvest of Years" by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
As soon as a wounded man has been attended to and is able to be put on a stretcher again he is sent to Calais.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Terrible and long-enduring had been the siege of Calais.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A first time, at Liege, they saved France; a second time, in Flanders, they arrested the advance of the enemy upon Calais.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
They occupied the station, and bragged about getting across to England from Calais.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
It means getting up at five to motor to Calais to catch the boat.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
He finally landed on the Calais sands after having been in the water 21 hours 45 minutes.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
He was then sent to Calais, where he showed great valour.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
There were attacks and counter-attacks of the most sanguinary nature near Calais.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The king of England's incursion from Calais was of the samme nature, and attended with the same issue.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. From Henry III. to Richard III." by David Hume
France made protestations of affection and regard, and offered Calais for the same purpose.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
At Calais he wrote a paper addressed to the house of lords.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
King James, after having tarried some weeks at Calais, returned to St. Germain's.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
If ships sail over the sea as fast as railways run across the land; if Helles is nearer Woolwich than Calais; then he is right.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
CALAIS, a seaport and manufacturing town of northern France, in the department of Pas-de-Calais, 18 m. E.S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Calais, road from, to Paris, 10.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

At Dover daily he'd prepare
To hew and slash, behind, before -
Which aggravated MONSIEUR PIERRE,
Who watched him from the Calais shore.
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Cheer up, mine ensnarer! Be Calais fairer
Than stars, be you blustery and base,
I'll love you, adore you; in brief, I am for you
All over the place.
"When Horace "Came Back"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
After the battle of Calais, King Edward returns to fair England,
And he invited his nobles to a banquet most grand,
That the like hadn't been in England for many a day;
And many of the guests invited had come from far away.
"Jack o' the Cudgel" by William Topaz McGonagall
And now the son of Ornytus, young Calais, inflames me
With mutual, restless passion and an all-consuming fire;
And if the fates, however dread, would spare the youth who claims me,
Not only once would I face death, but gladly twice expire.
"The Reconciliation" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

The Calais softball team taking on Bucksport in the battle of the unbeatens.
I agree that St Andrews is a wonderful spot, but I was sorry to hear about the terrible experience she had in Calais .
Calais Campbell 93 Defensive End.
MARIALISA CALTA is a writer who lives in Calais, Vt Published: September 20, 1989.
MARIALISA CALTA is a writer who lives in Calais, Vt Published: July 09, 1989.
Winemaker Franck Duboeuf sits in the passenger seat of a tank-sized 1976 Cadillac Calais with a case of Beaujolais wine on his lap.
It was July 5th, and the couple was driving back from Calais early in the morning.
Passengers waiting for the car ferry in Calais, France Saturday.
Town Clerk Is Honored In Calais.
Eva Morse is retiring after 48 years as town clerk in Calais.
(Host) The Calais town meeting is known as much for the quality of its food as it is for the civility of its debate.
Town Clerk Is Honored In Calais.
Howard Norman, East Calais, Vermont, 2000.
A maple tree begins to bud in Calais, Vt. LITTLETON, New Hampshire — Bad news for waffle lovers.
When healthy, Calais Campbell is arguably the best player on the Arizona Cardinals' defense.
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In science:

C. L.: Laboratoire de Math´ematiques Pures et Appliqu´ees Joseph Liouville Centre Universitaire de la Mi-Voix B.P. 699 62228 Calais France E-mail address : Cedric.
The modular branching rule for affine Hecke algebras of type A
This work was also supported by Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Council and FEDER through the “Contrat de Pro jets Etat Region (CPER) 2007-2013”.
Quantitative version of Kipnis-Varadhan's theorem and Monte-Carlo approximation of homogenized coefficients
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