from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest France on the English Channel. The site has been occupied since ancient times and was frequently contested by the French and English because of its strategic location. Population: 40,700.
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- proper n. A coastal town in Normandy, France
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- n. a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base
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Ages ago -- even before the Romans had entered Gaul -- what we call Cherbourg is believed to have attracted
It seems that the Alabama arrived in Cherbourg on the
Some of the photos include Spider-Man with the GI’s in Cherbourg-Normandy 1944, Superman helping retrieve stolen artwork from the Nazis, the Hulk in Afghanistan in the mid ’80’s, Batman with Fidel Castro in 1959, and many more.
They send over quantities via Cherbourg, which is only twenty minutes off by rail.
(Applause) For instance, the former Mayor of the Town of Port Arthur, a major in the Canadian Militia, now holding the rank of LieutenantColonel in the Imperial Service and created as an Assistant Director of Docks, is in charge of the important port of Cherbourg, which is the most northerly channel point in the Cherbourg Duranteau lines of communication.
At last they came to a great and a rich town called Cherbourg: the town they won and robbed it, and brent part thereof, but into the castle they could not come, it was so strong and well furnished with men of war.
(Soundbite of song "Cherbourg") Mr. CONDON: (Singing) And afar from you is a long way down, I found a better way in your arms.
After this a considerable amount of excited jabbering took place on deck, the word "Cherbourg" being so often repeated that George had no doubt it was to that port that the barque was to be taken; but in about half an hour all this died away, and perfect silence reigned on board once more.
He went on to become a star movie composer rather than a jazz musician The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair, but kept his jazz reflexes sharp with periodic club and concert appearances.
Vendée, one of the best areas in France for a family holiday, is just four hours' drive from the ferry ports of Saint-Malo and Cherbourg and this peaceful site is within easy reach of the area's best attractions.