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Gibraltar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gibraltar location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is the largest visible granite rock in the world. It's twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
    • Gibraltar A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in full, Gibraltar rock.
    • Gibraltar A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain, held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable stronghold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shortest Intercontinental Commercial Flight in the world is from Gibraltar (Europe) to Tangier (Africa.) Distance 34 miles, flight time 20 minutes.
    • n Gibraltar A kind of candy: same as Gibraltar rock.
    • n Gibraltar A kind of sugar-candy made in short thick sticks with rounded ends.
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Quotations

  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    “Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.”

Usage

In literature:

The "Ambuscade" reached Gibraltar on the 9th of March, and found all well; so say the papers.
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
In the summer of 1563 eight English merchantmen anchored in the roads of Gibraltar.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
Four days later they abandoned the field, returning to Gibraltar.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
Three months ago, the Independents were as solid as Gibraltar used to be.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
These were carried free from Gibraltar, and delivered on application at the various consular offices.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
Lord Heathfield, the original of this portrait by Reynolds, is famous in English history as the hero of the siege of Gibraltar.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
The presence of a French squadron in the Straits of Gibraltar at this particular moment may be explained in a few sentences.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Now he's got duplicates of every Upper Gallery and every new fortification of the Rock at Gibraltar.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
He had left Mrs. Clarke and her daughter in Seville, and they joined him at Gibraltar later.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
He wrote home to that effect to the ministry from Gibraltar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The Emperor Constantius caught the Franks before they could join Carausius and smashed their fleet near Gibraltar.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
His active career was brought to an end in 1802, when he had been sent to Gibraltar to restore order in a mutinous garrison.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Hard by they see the towered bastions of the Northwest Company's post, Fort Gibraltar.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
From there by steamer to Gibraltar, stopping at Ceuta on the way.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Fort Gibraltar had been destroyed by Hudson's Bay men.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
W. 730 Ditto Gibraltar S. 4 deg.
"A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World" by James MacQueen
For three years Gibraltar was besieged by the allied French and Spanish forces.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
It's a little Gibraltar in its way.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
That night, after telegraphing the consul at Gibraltar of his coming, he crossed the channel.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
It was not till 11 April that Nelson learned that Villeneuve had passed through the Straits of Gibraltar eight days before.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
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In poetry:

Rooke that gained Gibraltar,
And gallant Leake also,
Myngs and stout old Shovell
And honest Benbow…
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sail bravely on! the morning light
Shall find thee far beyond the land;
Gibraltar's battlemented height
And Afric's tawny hills of sand
Shall soon completely sink from view
Beneath the ocean's belt of blue.
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard
Gibraltar,--on the northern shore,
By conquering Moors once proudly trod,--
And, to the south a league or more,
Huge Abyla, the "Mount of God",
Whence burdened Atlas watched with ease
The Gardens of Hesperides.
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

The Rock of Gibraltar Read the Odyssey log.
A view of Gibraltar as the Odyssey approaches.
This is Judith Scott speaking to you from the Odyssey in Gibraltar.
After a 5-day passage from Palma de Mallorca, the Odyssey arrived Gibraltar - the symbolic gateway to the Mediterranean.
2009 Chestnut Colt Rock of Gibraltar (IRE).
Gibraltar is located in Europe across a narrow stretch of water from which other continent.
A guard stands watch at La Citadelle of Québec, an active military garrison also known as the "Gibraltar of America.".
Gibraltar Opens Season At Algoma.
The Gibraltar boys basketball team will begin its 2012-2013 season tonight as they play More.
Chicago police officer swims Strait of Gibraltar .
He swam the Strait of Gibraltar in less than four hours.
They called it Bloody Tarawa, the "Gibraltar of the Pacific".
Coolcullen Times, a 3-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brought the top price of of 155,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July mixed auction.
Fourteen-night Mediterranean cruise from Dover, calling at Almeria, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia, Ibiza, Gibraltar and La Coruna.
Evacuation Order Issued for Paradise Road and Lower Santa Ynez River Road to Gibraltar Dam at 4:30 pm.
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In science:

García Dueñas, V.; Balanyá, J.C.; (1986) ; Estructura y naturaleza del arco de Gibraltar.
Continuous Time Random Walks and South Spain Seismic Series
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