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Kalb

[kalb; German kahlp] /kælb; German kɑlp/
noun
1.
Johann
[yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA),
("Baron de Kalb") 1721–80, German general in the American Revolutionary Army.

de Kalb

[di kalb] /dɪ ˈkælb/
noun
1.
Baron, Johann Kalb.
2.
a city in N Illinois.
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  • General Kalb, who had done much to organize the American army, was killed.

  • The door-bell rang and roused Charlotte von Kalb from her dreams.

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
  • After a few minutes had expired, Charlotte von Kalb entered the reception-room with a clear brow and smiling countenance.

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
  • Charlotte von Kalb received this intelligence with so much joy, that Schiller could not help feeling pleased himself.

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
  • There is the house in which Madame von Kalb lives, a modest little house at the entrance of the park.

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
  • And how angry Madame von Kalb would be with us, for having enticed her dear friend away!

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
  • Still I stood twirling the paper in my hands, and looking very humble and very persevering, till a loud "Ruh ya Kalb!"

  • Calf has become very rare as a surname, though Kalb is still common in Germany.

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  • The De Kalb had one 32-pounder gun dismounted and one X-inch destroyed, besides undergoing severe damage to the hull.

  • The De Kalb remained in position until dark, firing every fifteen minutes, but receiving no reply from the enemy.

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