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

  • A historical region and former county of northeast Scotland. Settled by the Picts, it was overrun by the Vikings in the ninth century and did not revert to Scottish rule until 1202.


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  • Caithness is much less so than Sir Bernard, but his religion while real has something of the surface to it merely, and this is because his theology appears to exist at a practical level, without a sense of an interior fulness.

    Shadows of Ecstasy, by Charles Williams « Unknowing

  • The 26-year-old from Wick, in Caithness, had been kidnapped and was feared dead after travelling to Portugal to pay off a debt of £12,000 allegedly owed on a hashish-trafficking deal, according to Portuguese media.

    British man recovering after 'kidnap and torture' in Portugal

  • There was a bit of a 'stooshie' last year when some poor Councillor up in Caithness complained about this - when Caithness has no tradition of speaking Gaelic and precious-few who do so nowadays.

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  • The Energy Department provided a $1.06 billion federal loan guarantee so that General Electric Co. and Caithness Development LLC could find lenders to finance the project.

    Wind, Sun Power Still Face Hurdles

  • One applicant that has been awaiting approval for nine months is the 905-megawatt Caithness Shepherds Flat wind power project in Oregon, the largest under construction in the world.

    First solar-power projects on public land get Interior Department approval

  • "We're gratified that this lengthy process has come to an end, and we look forward to closing the transaction shortly," said John McNamara, chief financial officer of Caithness Energy, the project developer.

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  • This is true, but what Williams shows in the novel is that not only have the English been wrong (the symbols of Sir Bernard and Caithness arise and dance formally), but also that Considine is wrong, and that the answer is a complexity of order in which passions may reach ecstasy, but not disorder.

    Shadows of Ecstasy, by Charles Williams « Unknowing

  • Angela Jackson, 42, discovered that the boys had left the country with their American father after she tried to make contact with them at their home in Wick, Caithness, and was told they had moved.

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  • On at least one occasion, through the agency of Caithness storyteller Henrietta Monro, the band played at a private function at the castle.

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  • But Mr. Obama's senior advisers wrote in their memo that the wind farm — sponsored by Caithness Energy LLC and General Electric Co. — "would likely move without the loan guarantee."

    U.S. Weighs Funding for Renewable Energy Projects


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