from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region, formerly an island, of southwest Netherlands in the Scheldt estuary.


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  • The earliest appearance of the name Walcheren that I have seen is in an advertisement of Walcheren cauliflower seed in the _Gardener's Chronicle_ for 1844.

    The Cauliflower

  • For example, there are documents pertaining to the Taiwan mission in the archives of the Classis Walcheren, held in the Zeeuws Archief of Middelburg, Netherlands.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • The citation on the medal read, “For rescuing Corporal Muldoon from drowning under heavy shell fire of the assault at Walcheren November 1944, while serving with the 6th Cameronians.”

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

  • Did Peyrade owe his overthrow to the miraculous energy he displayed in aiding Fouche in the defence of the French coast when threatened by what was known at the time as the Walcheren expedition, when the Duke of Otranto manifested such abilities as alarmed the Emperor?

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The hottest suns of India never heated his temper; and the Walcheren ague never shook it.

    Vanity Fair

  • The domestics, luckily for them, are on board wages — two huge footmen in light blue and canary, a fat steady coachman who is a Methodist, and a butler who would never have stayed in the family but that he was orderly to General Scraper when the General distinguished himself at Walcheren.

    The Book of Snobs

  • He is represented at a parlour window with red curtains; in the distance is a whirlwind, in which cannon are firing off; and he is pointing to a chart, on which are written the words ‘Walcheren, Tobago.’

    The Book of Snobs

  • To the right, as the “Guide-book” says, is Walcheren; and on the left Cadsand, memorable for the English expedition of 1809, when Lord Chatham, Sir Walter Manny, and Henry Earl of Derby, at the head of the English, gained a great victory over the Flemish mercenaries in the pay of Philippe of Valois.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • Moldauia, Polonia, Silesia and Germanie to Hamburg, &c. The 9. of Iune we tooke shipping at Harewich and the next day landed at the Ramekins in the Isle of Walcheren with very stormy weather, and that night went to Middleburch in the same Island.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The Allies were now forced to fight on a shoestring, and a dreary autumn set in, with heavy casualties in drives toward Walcheren Island after the failure of the Arnhem operation, toward Aachen, and in the south toward Metz.

    General Ike


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