American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of France in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island, which was ceded to France by Genoa in 1768.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France.
- n. a region of France.
- n. a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte
- n. an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
- From Latin Corsica (Wiktionary)
“But the French Mediterranean island of Corsica is facing a shortage in diesel.”
“The news was too important, a mere two days away from the referendum the minister had organized in Corsica to modify the status of the island.”
“Soyer stops at the emperor's birthplace in Corsica, and provides an account of the visit, reproduced in his”
“On a 24-day shoot in Corsica since February 12, Hungarian director Béla Tarr's The Man from London is on the last lap of its adventurous voyage, and may be ready in time for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival," reports Fabien Lemercier for Cineuropa.”
“Bill Graham, our really embarrassing foreign minister -- a man of cruelly limited intellectual capacity, and no personal presence despite his freak appearance -- was reached by phone in Corsica, where he was on vacation, by Canadian reporters.”
“On my suggestion leagues against malaria have been set up in Corsica and in Algeria.”
“Nelson's first opinion was that, if they ensued, there was no object in remaining in the Mediterranean, except to preserve Corsica from the French.”
“Mediterranean, except to preserve Corsica from the French.”
“James Boswell was attempting to publicize the situation in Corsica and to raise money through private subscription for the Corsicans through publication of An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli (1768) and British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans (1768).”
“Mazzini: that mighty admiral, Andrea Doria, who freed this country first from the rule of Charles V. and then from the rule of Francis I.; who swept the Barbary corsairs from the seas; who beat the Turks in battles on ship and on shore; who took Corsica from the French when he was eighty-eight years old; who suffered from civil faction; who outlived exile as he had outlived war, and who died at the age of ninety-four, after he had refused the sovereignty of the country he had served so long; who was the Washington of his day, and was equally statesman and soldier, and, above all, patriot.”
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