American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern France southwest of Le Havre. A Huguenot stronghold in the 16th and 17th centuries, it is the burial place of William the Conqueror. Population: 109,000.
“She flew overseas to speak in Caen about the “inhuman treatment” her clients received.”
“One example of such a cascade facility is the GANIL accelerator complex in Caen, where two sector focusing cyclotrons are used for heavy-ion physics.”
“He delivered countless lectures, wrote dozens of reports, published upwards of 200 notes and articles, most of them in law reviews and political science journals, and produced several books, of which the most important, in collaboration with his colleague, Charles Lyon-Caen, is the nine-volume Traité de droit commercial (1889-1899).”
“We must now speak of Caen as we see it on fête days, but for the information of those who are interested in it as a place of residence, we may allude in passing to the very pleasant English society that has grown up here of late years, to the moderate rents of houses, the good schools and masters to be met with; the comparative cheapness of provisions and of articles of clothing, and to the good accommodation at the principal inns.”
“I've been lucky enough to revel in this carnival metropolis since newspapers captivated readers with bristling exploits of the Zodiac Killer and Herb Caen wrote his daily columns for the San Francisco Chronicle exalting life in "Baghdad by the Bay.”
“Chronicle columnist Herb Caen wrote "In this strangely flat era of" diversity, "she was the rarest of birds, an exotic creature who rose each morning to become the sun around whom thousands of lives revolved.”
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dresden, the Blitz, Coventry and Caen, the gas chambers and the gulags – with, more recently Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wars in Africa – demonstrate, in particular, our leaders' propensities to hijack science for wholesale murder.”
“Toulouse versus Brest and Lorient against Caen ended goalless.”
“William imported the Caen stone with which to finish the windows and corners the whitewash came 200 years later.”
“Asked to specify what he liked best, Caen said: Well there seemed to be a lot of Orson Welles's radio technique in it, it seemed to me: a lot of the effects he got on the . . .”
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