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  • proper n. A département of northern France, bordering the North Sea and Belgium


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From French (see below), from Pas de Calais 'the English Channel', itself from pas 'pass, strait' + de 'of' + Calais


  • Catherine Marguerite Marie-Therese Baheux was born in the Pas-de-Calais region of France on June 27, 1945.

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  • Marie Connor was educated at Marquise, in the Pas-de-Calais district of Northern France, and at Tunbridge Wells.

    Marie Connor Leighton

  • Born on April 23, 1911 in Bethune (Pas-de-Calais), France, to a French father and an Italian mother, Simon spent her childhood in Marseilles and Madagascar and attended schools in Berlin, Budapest and Turin.

    Simone Simon.

  • Weiss was born in Arras (Pas-de-Calais) on January 25, 1893, the eldest of six children in an upper middle class family of mixed Protestant-Jewish background whose descendants hailed from Alsace.

    Louise Weiss.

  • In the early years of the Revolution, Augustin Robespierre was procureur-syndic (elected judiciary official at the district level) of the city of Arras and then administrator of the department of the Pas-de-Calais (1790-91).


  • What it should also remind us is that on the maps they have of Europe at EU headquarters, Kent and the Pas-de-Calais are part of the same region that the EU Empire plans to impose once the little business of the Constitution is done and dusted and all those disagreeable Nation States are but footnotes in the history books.

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  • In 1527 he was ordained in the Thérouanne diocese Pas-de-Calais.

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  • As president of France's northern department of Pas-de-Calais, just across the English Channel from the U.K.,

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  • "When you go to the U.S. and say, 'I am from the Pas-de-Calais,' people have no idea what you are talking about," says the 64-year-old Mr. Dupilet.

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  • Mr. Dupilet says he knew Pas-de-Calais 'big break had come when, in 2005, he listened to radio reports of crowds in London cheering their capital's success in hosting the Olympics.

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