from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. A town in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France.
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- 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
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