- a river in W Europe, flowing from N France through W Belgium and SW Netherlands into the North Sea. 270 miles (435 km) long.
Flemish Schel·de [skhel-duh] /ˈsxɛl də/.French Escaut.
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The first gun was fired by the Emperor on the Scheldt 6th November, 1784.
The Scheldt will probably make for Holland by the north route.
I was picked up by the Dutch brig Scheldt, now lying at Rotterdam.
It was situated on the river Scheldt about twenty miles from the sea.Great Artists, Vol 1.
Jennie Ellis Keysor
Further, France could not reverse her decision concerning the Scheldt.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
- a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing north and northeast through W Belgium to Antwerp, then northwest to the North Sea in the SW Netherlands. Length: 435 km (270 miles)Flemish and Dutch name: Schelde (ˈsxɛldɛ) French name: Escaut
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