Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • One of the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean southeast of Bougainville Island.

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  • "Choiseul", said Talleyrand, was "the man who had the clearest insight into the future".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Also, on the other side, 'English Tom,' Choiseul's jokei, flying with that Choiseul relay, has met Bouille on the heights of Dun; the adamantine brow flushed with dark thunder; thunderous rattle of Royal

    The French Revolution

  • Thence, bearing generally south-east and making slow progress in the dead beat to windward, the Ariel dropped anchor in nearly every harbour of the Solomons, from Choiseul and Ronongo islands, to the islands of Kulambangra, Vangunu, Pavuvu, and New Georgia.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • His Santa Cruz boat's-crew escaped in the whale-boat to Choiseul, and Mather, in the Lily, sailed over to Marovo.

    Chapter 8

  • This was the dank, fat, savage island of New Gibbon, lying fifty miles to leeward of Choiseul.

    THE JOKERS OF NEW GIBBON

  • He commanded a battalion sent in 1943 to raid the Pacific island of Choiseul to distract the Japanese from the invasion of Bougainville.

    An All-Time Great Marine

  • The two veterans met again in 1961 in the White House, where they toasted their wartime experiences with a bottle of whiskey Gen. Krulak had promised Kennedy if they escaped Choiseul alive.

    Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam

  • Gen. Krulak commanded a battalion in the South Pacific in 1943, and that October conducted a series of raids on the island of Choiseul, meant as a diversion for the invasion of nearby Bougainville.

    Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam

  • As Gen. Krulak left Choiseul with about 30 men, his landing craft was rescued from sinking on a coral reef by a torpedo boat skippered by a young Navy lieutenant named John F. Kennedy.

    Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam

  • MM. de Poix, d'Hervilly, de Fleurieu, de Bachmann, Major of the Suisses, the Duke de Choiseul, my son, and several others followed his Majesty, but they were not allowed to enter.

    The Pillage of the Tuileries

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