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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Marseilles a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
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The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746 The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Marseilles is the oldest city in France. It was settled in about 6,000 B.C. by Ionian Greeks, who called it Massilia.
    • n Marseilles A general term for certain kinds of fabrics, which are formed of two series of threads interlacing each other, thus forming double cloth, quilted in the loom; -- so named because first made in Marseilles, France.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marseilles A cotton fabric similar to piqué, stiff, and used for men's waistcoats and summer garments.
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In literature:

I returned to France by Marseilles, and in spite of all the Provencal gaiety, the diminished clearness of the sky made me sad.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
They will join the yacht at Marseilles, and I should go with them.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
After Mirabeau's election, and the agitations which followed, Barbaroux was named secretary of the municipality of Marseilles.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
During the revolution of 1830, young Levassor was on business at Marseilles, where a dinner was given to celebrate the event.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
We had a very good trip to Marseilles.
"The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry" by D. D. Ogilvie
He could not bear this, knowing that he had a rug which Molton had forced upon him to use on board ship between Marseilles and Algiers.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Marseilles followed the example of Lyons.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
The passage from Marseilles had been rough, and she had suffered.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Almost everybody who lands at Marseilles wants to run on to Monte for a flutter, in season or out.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
For two centuries or more the making of clay santouns has been a notable industry in Marseille.
"The Christmas Kalends of Provence" by Thomas A. Janvier
At last I got off in an orange boat, bound for Marseilles.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
He had arrived at Marseilles, and was travelling with all speed towards Burgundy.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Embarked, Marseilles, 5th December, 1915.
"With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia" by Anonymous
During the eight days I was at Marseilles, I saw many good souls there.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Within five weeks from the date of her leaving Marseilles she is within a few days' sail of New York.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
The rest were taken to Aix and Marseilles.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
In 1832 he addressed an ode to Lamartine, who was then at Marseilles on his way to the East.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
BARTHELEMY, AUGUSTE MARSEILLE (1796-1867), French satirical poet, was born at Marseilles in 1796.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
A traveller from Marseilles was roused at his lodgings by a friendly voice.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Marseilles, R. N. Baughman, M. D., dec'd, 51.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various

In poetry:

There was an Old Man of Marseilles,
Whose daughters wore bottle-green veils;
They caught several Fish,
Which they put in a dish,
And sent to their Pa' at Marseilles.
"Limerick:There was an Old Man of Marseilles" by Edward Lear
He festered in a Marseilles slum,
A starving genius, god-inspired.
You'd take him for a lousy bum,
Tho' poetry of paint he lyred,
In dreamy pastels each a gem: . . .
How people laughed at them!
"A Canvas For A Crust" by Robert W Service

In news:

In 2007, as part of the film project, the musicians — Muslims and Jews — were united in Marseille, France.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 am Wednesday, Dec 12, at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marseilles.
"The Marseille Caper " by Peter Mayle a tasty page-turner.
The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle ( ).
The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle (Knopf).
Ryanair crew stand in front of the airline's passenger jet on the tarmac of Marignane airport in Marseille in this May 10, 2006 file photo.
Marseille-Fos Port brought on stream a fourth docking post for crude where the initial tanker has already docked .
It replaces a former crude post used by the Fos Cavaou Methane Terminal Co. Its €33 million cost has been shared evenly by the company and the Marseille Port.
Montpellier's French midfielder Younes Belhanda scores a penalty against Marseille during their League One soccer match, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Bayern's Ivica Olic of Croatia celebrates after scoring during the second leg Champions League quarter final soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Olympique de Marseille in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Marseille midfielder Benoit Cheyrou fired into the bottom corner to open the scoring in the 16th minute.
Kissed by the Mediterranean, Marseille can claim an un-Parisian combination of near-constant sun, miles of beaches and an ethnic mix that lends a flavor unlike anywhere else in the country.
Marseille is not Paris.
Marseille -Fos Port brought on stream a fourth docking post for crude where the initial tanker has already docked.
A visitor to Marseilles or any of its surrounding villages might not think twice about the frequency with which he hears certain children's names--Marcel, Cesar, Manon, Fanny, Marius.

In science:

Pastur, A simple approach to global regime of random matriix theory, in Mathematical Results in Statistical Mechanics (Marseilles, 1998) (S.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Universit´e Aix-Marseille I, Centre de math´ematiques et d’informatique, 39 rue F.
Almost sure estimates for the concentration neighborhood of Sinai's walk
Emergence of the arcsine law in the Metropolis dynamics of the rem. preprint in preparation, LAPT, Marseille, 2010. B. V.
Convergence of clock processes in random environments and ageing in the p-spin SK model
Noncommutative harmonic analysis and Lie groups (Marseille-Luminy, 1985), Lect.
A geometric approach to (g, k)-modules of finite type
Hu thanks the University of Toulon and CPT Marseille where parts of this work was conducted.
Pseudo-Orbits, Stationary Measures and Metastability
WB would like to thank the London Mathematical Society for supporting his visit to CPT Marseille where parts of this research was conducted.
Pseudo-Orbits, Stationary Measures and Metastability
Kac, World Scientific, 1989, CIRM-Luminy July conference on Infinite dimensional Lie Algebras and Lie Groups, Marseille 1988.
Duality in Quantum Toda theory and W-algebras
Conf. on High Energy Physics, Marseille (France), 1993, eds. J.
Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson
The weather, uncharacteristically grey during the first days, has cleared up for the free afternoon, allowing the participants to spread along the sea and in the marvelous wilderness of Marseille’s “Calanques”.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Table 1 gives the iteration numbers and the CPU times for the original PPXA algorithm and the proposed accelerated one in order to reach convergence when considering different image sizes (“Sebal”: N = 128 × 128, “Peppers”: N = 256 × 256 and “Marseille”: N = 512 × 512) and various kernel blur sizes.
Parallel Proximal Algorithm for Image Restoration Using Hybrid Regularization -- Extended Version
This to be related to findings of Kirman’s famous work on demand and offer average curves in Marseille’s fish market and more generally as what has become known as the wisdom of the crowds (see for an easy-to-read account).
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
Nonclassical demand: A model-free examination of price-quantity relations in the Marseille fish market.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
Schieber G., L’alg`ebre des sym´etries quantiques d’Ocneanu et la classif ication des syst`emes conformes `a 2D, PhD Thesis, UP (Marseille) and UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro), 2003.
Notes on TQFT Wire Models and Coherence Equations for SU(3) Triangular Cells
Altarelli, talk given in the International Europhysics Conf. on High Energy Physics, Marseille, July 1993.
Signatures of left-right symmetry at high energies
Carena, in Proceedings of the International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, Marseille, France, July 1993, eds. J.
Unification of Couplings in the MSSM