from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A municipal borough of northwest Wales on a narrow strait of the Irish Sea opposite Anglesey Island. The investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales took place in the castle here in 1969. Population: 9,506.


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  • So good that the BBC erected large screens in Caernarvon town centre for the cheering throngs to witness this happy event - and on Dydd Dewi Sant as well!

    Massive Support For Welsh Assembly

  • The Welsh language and culture are dying, killed by the A55 dual carriageway and the M4, enabling scallies to deal smack in Caernarvon's villages (Anglesey has a major heroin problem) and alternative types to colonise Cardigan and Presceli.

    Archive 2004-01-11

  • It is called Caernarvon, because it is opposite Mona or Anglesey: Caernarvon signifying the town or castle opposite Mona.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • This happened from the fact that the king, in the course of his conquests in that country, had seized upon a place called Caernarvon, and had built a castle there, in a beautiful situation on the Straits of Menai, which separate the main land from the isle of Anglesea.

    Richard II Makers of History

  • We reached Caernarvon, which is distant ten miles from Bangor, about eleven o’clock, and put up at an inn to refresh ourselves and the horses.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Last May, the state opened the Caernarvon Diversion -- located 15 miles below New Orleans on the east bank near Braithwaite at the St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish border -- at full capacity to keep oil from the west bank and surrounding areas.

    Susan Buchanan: Oyster Growers Say Post-Spill Assistance Is Inadequate

  • "The Caernarvon opening was intended to suppress oil, but oil still got into both the west and east banks, including Spanish Bay," an oyster area east of the river in Plaquemines, Madina said.

    Susan Buchanan: Oyster Growers Say Post-Spill Assistance Is Inadequate

  • "Oyster beds on the east bank of lower Plaquemines were decimated by the opening of the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion" on the Mississippi River, said Telley Madina, executive director of the Louisiana Oystermen Association based in Pointe a la Hache.

    Susan Buchanan: Oyster Growers Say Post-Spill Assistance Is Inadequate

  • To save the city of New Orleans from the raging river, engineers stacked thirty tons of dynamite and blew a hole in the levee at Caernarvon, Louisiana, to divert the water.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • Like the one at the Caernarvon Fresh Water Diversion Project just upriver, this canal was part of the so-far half-hearted but crucial effort to revive our wetlands that protect against storm surge.

    Randy Fertel: The Ol' Boys of Braithwaite


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