from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cavell, Edith Louisa 1865-1915. British nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation (1915) to help smuggle Allied troops to the Dutch border. She was caught by the Germans and executed.
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- n. English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
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