American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern France on the Strait of Dover opposite Dover, England. The city fell to the English in 1347 after a siege of 11 months and was retaken by the French in 1558. Population: 74,500.
- n. 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
“Lulu from Why Travel to France is hanging out in the North of France this week, with the "burghers of calais" (in Calais, France), the sculpture made by Rodin (the well-known artist of "the thinker" and "the kiss").”
“[Illustration: HOGARTH'S GATE (CALAIS)] [Illustration: HALL OF THE STAPLE, (Calais)]”
“The first bottle of wine I remember TASTING, was a bottle of 3-Franc rot gut that I bought in Calais in 1962 when I was 13 years old and on a day trip to France organized by my school.”
“The return of the team's most consistent defender at safety, Tarence Calais, is a big plus — he led the team with 93 tackles last year.”
“They are supported by charities, with the newly elected Right-wing council in Calais refusing to provide them with permanent accommodation.”
“A female journalism student from London decided to investigate conditions at an immigrant camp known as the Jungle in Calais — at night, alone:”
“British border guards in Calais have been banned from using X-rays to search for illegal immigrants in lorries - unless they ask for the stowaways 'written permission.”
“It seems that Folkestone, a ferry port on the coast of Kent just across the Channel from Boulogne and Calais, is twinned with both Boulogne and a German city by the name of Zweibrücken (literally "Two bridges").”
“However, when she arrived in Calais the war in France prevented them from proceeding any further, and she returned to England a few months later.”
“Her uncle the Duc de Guise, the hero-general of France, who had just wrested Calais from the English, compared the girl's courage to his own.”
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