a war between Great Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia on one side, and Russia on the other, fought chiefly in the Crimea 1853–56.
the war fought mainly in the Crimea between Russia on one side and Turkey, France, Sardinia, and Britain on the other (1853-56)
Crimean War [(kreye-mee-uhn)]
A war fought in the middle of the nineteenth century between Russia on one side and Turkey, Britain, and France on the other. Russia was defeated, and the independence of Turkey was guaranteed.
Note: Florence Nightingale came to prominence through her nursing service during the Crimean War. The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, describes a battle in that war.
- Crime does not pay
Lawbreakers do not benefit from their actions. For example, Steve didn’t think it mattered that he stole a candy bar, but he’s learned the hard way that crime does not pay. This maxim, originating as a slogan of the F.B.I. and given wide currency by the cartoon character Dick Tracy, was first recorded in 1927. […]
[krahym-fahy-ter] /ˈkraɪmˌfaɪ tər/ noun 1. any person, as a law-enforcement officer or government official, who works to prevent crime or to enforce criminal laws.
noun the act or process of working to reduce the number of crimes
- Crimen injuria
/ˈkraɪmən ɪnˈdʒʊərɪə/ noun 1. (South African, law) an action that injures the dignity of another person, esp use of racially offensive language