Calais



a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England.
the winged son of Boreas the north wind. As Argonauts he and his brother Zetes chased away the Harpies.
Contemporary Examples

Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes The Telegraph November 16, 2013
Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes The Telegraph November 16, 2013
Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes The Telegraph November 16, 2013

Historical Examples

The Eighteen Christian Centuries James White
Belgium Emile Cammaerts
Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808 Lt-Col. Pinkney
The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
Humphrey Duke of Gloucester K.H. Vickers
The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete John Lothrop Motley

noun
a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347–1558. Pop: 77 333 (1999)

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