Definitions

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  • proper n. The river Scheldt, which springs modestly in Northern France but becomes navigable for seaships in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands

Etymologies

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From French Escaut, from Latin Scaldis.

Examples

  • The giant Eco gadget, once built, will be present on the waters of Seine, Thames, Volga, Danube, Escaut.

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  • Josquin probably came from the region of Saint Quentin, and at an early age had connections with Condé-sur-Escaut near Valenciennes, the town where he lived in his later years.

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  • The acrostic can then be interpreted as Josquin, of the pastures at the head of the Escaut.

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  • The concept was imaginative.11 The British Second Army, currently poised on the Escaut Canal, might drive northward, using both British and attached American troops.

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  • Tournai, on the upper Scheldt, or Escaut, is remarkable for the heavy Romanesque nave of its cathedral, which is built of the famous local black marble, as well as for its remarkable central cluster of five great towers.

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  • Yet, shortly after, Marlborough crossed the Escaut in four places, and Vendome actually wrote to the King, begging him to remember that he had always declared the defence of the Escaut to be, impossible!

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  • It appeared easy to profit by these two conquests, obtained without difficulty, by passing the Escaut, burning Oudenarde, closing the country to the enemies, and cutting them off from all supplies.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He was soon asked about the action of the Escaut, and why it had not been reported.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • As soon as he was gone, M. de Vendome wrote to the King, saying, that he was sure of preventing the enemy from passing the Escaut -- that he answered for it on his head.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • In marching afterwards with the regiment of the King to join the army, he wished to water his horse in the Escaut, and was drowned there, in the presence of the whole regiment, without it being possible to give him any aid.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

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