from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A river rising in northern France and flowing about 435 km (270 mi) generally northeast across western Belgium and southwest Netherlands into the North Sea.
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- proper noun
Riverflowing through France, Belgiumand The Netherlands.
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- noun a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
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The spirit of independence remained alive, and when, in the eleventh century, political conditions became more favourable, an entente between the Belgian princes on both sides of the Scheldt was the natural result of the weakening of the central power.
Moreover, the opening of the Scheldt was a serious blow to Dutch commerce.
The late case of Antwerp and the Scheldt was a striking proof of a general union of sentiment on this point; as it is believed that Amsterdam had scarcely an advocate out of Holland, and even there its pretensions were advocated on the ground of treaties, and not of natural right.
Europe, and the Scheldt is a noble river, by which merchantmen can find their way to every region of the world.
While he acknowledged that the opening of the Scheldt was a _casus belli_, he spoke of it as a matter which England could well afford to overlook, and he represented the action of the government as unfair to France and as the result of monarchical prejudice.
We were sailing between the island of South Beveland and the strip of land forming the left bank of the Scheldt, which is called Flanders of the States, or Flemish Zealand.
In the middle of the Scheldt was the _Il Salvatore_, decked with flags and rocking upon the waves as if conscious of the precious treasure about to be confided to it.
The Scheldt was the first river by the mouth of which they penetrated inland; the Seine was the second; the Loire the third.
Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt -- in other words, one of the great arteries of the Empire. "
My father fought at the front on D-Day in Normandy … through the Battle of the Scheldt to Germany and grandfather was a Sgt.