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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