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Calpe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Calpe 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Calpe A tribute, commonly a horse or cow, paid by a member of a Highland clan, or a vassal, to the chief, in return for his protection.
    • n Calpe A genus of Noctuidæ, founded by Treitschke in 1825. The subfamily Calpidi was founded on this genus by Guenée in 1841, and the family Calpidæ by the same author in 1852. They have the body stout, not crested; palpi long, ascending; second joint robust, pilose, the third usually short; antennæ acuminate; abdomen hardly extending beyond hind wings; hind tibiæ with long spurs; and fore wings with interior border excavated and more or less dentate.
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Usage

In literature:

As to Cheirisophus, that general prosecuted his march along the 10 seaboard, and without check reached Calpe Haven.
"Anabasis" by Xenophon
Pride of Calpe's rocky mount, the ravenhaired daughter of Tweedy.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Tarik had taken the town and mountain, Carteia and Calpe, and given to both his own name.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Calpe, a mountain in the south of Spain, on the strait between the Atlantic and Mediterranean, now Rock of Gibraltar.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
CALPE, Gibraltar, one of the PILLARS OF HERCULES (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Cleander went back to Byzantium, and the Greeks marched from Calpe to Chrysopolis, which faces Byzantium.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Both sides of the straits, Calpe and Abyla, must be in her hands before Christendom could expand safely along the Atlantic coasts.
"Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D." by C. Raymond Beazley
So o'er the western wave thy vessels float, For verdant Egypt bound, or Calpe's cliffs remote.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles
The gray summits of the rock of Calpe brightened with the first rays of morning, as the Christian army issued forth from its encampment.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844" by Various
Having notched Calpe on my staff, I resolved to add Abyla to the record.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
From Calpe's summits to the Caspian shore Loud-tongued renown his godlike actions bore.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
There would be no steamer for Tangier until the following day, and we were to put up at the Spanish hotel called the Calpe.
"The Blind Mother and The Last Confession" by Hall Caine
But Calpe and Abila are completely in the direction of north and south.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Foxes are not hunted in Spain except by the Calpe Hounds at Gibraltar.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
Want 'calp somebody, soon's he can.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
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In poetry:

No Calpe frowns from lofty cliff or scar
To guard the holy strand;
But Moultrie holds in leash her dogs of war
Above the level sand.
"Charleston" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc, analog.com.
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In science:

The DPE signal appears as an enhancement in the (0,0) bin of the NF CALp versus NBBC p distribution of Fig. 16a, and in the one-dimensional “diagonal” distribution of Fig. 16b.
The diffractive structure function at the Tevatron: CDF results
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