from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Cor·cy·ra (kôr-sīˈrə)Corfu An island of Greece in the Ionian Islands off the northwest coast of the mainland. Settled c. 700 B.C., the island was controlled by Rome, Byzantium, Sicily, Venice, and Great Britain before being ceded to Greece in 1864.
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- proper n. One of the Ionian Islands, Greece. The ancient name is Corcyra, in Modern Greek Kérkira (Κέρκυρα).
- proper n. The capital of Corfu.
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Mandelson once had ambitions of finishing off Osborne's career after an unfortunate episode on a Russian oligarch's yacht in Corfu in the summer of 2008.
Perhaps there's more to the dinner with David Geffen in Corfu than we're being told ... perhaps their eyes met over the moussaka and ... zap!
The guest review this month is of Songs of Blue and Gold by Deborah Lawrence, set in Corfu and "an intelligent and perceptive study of the unreliability of biography as well as a moving story about love and loss .... gorgeous, but thoughtful, escapism."
If true, given the Italian name, a plausible route is via the Venetian Jews to the Jews in Corfu and the significant Jewish population that used to exist in Thessaloniki.
He admitted he "made a mistake" by meeting Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska several times while on holiday in Corfu in the summer.
Sir, Since your paper - along with your sister publication The Sunday Times - has made much out of what may or may not have happened at a private gathering of my friends this summer in Corfu, I thought I should make the following observations.
Today in Corfu, Tsigareli is usually made with a selection of blanched wild greens and spicy tomato sauce.
– "Themistocles was our man-servant in Corfu," Robin added, in explanation.
Once in Corfu, it’s the living that preoccupy Melissa as much as the dead, and her quest to find out about this hidden part of her mother’s life forces her to confront her own history and her own fears.
That heritage is reflected in Corfu’s traditional dishes, including Tsigareli.
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