the winged son of Boreas the north wind. As Argonauts he and his brother Zetes chased away the Harpies.
Other definitions for Calais (2 of 2)
a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England.
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How to use Calais in a sentence
The English Channel crossing between Dover and Calais handles up to 10,000 trucks per day, 90% of all truck traffic entering the country.The U.K. is facing a Christmas food crisis, as France closes border to trucks over mutant COVID-19 strain | Jeremy Kahn | December 21, 2020 | Fortune
As a result Hitler insisted that two key armored divisions were held back in the Calais area.
The forces in Calais would have moved to Normandy and could well have thrown the Allies back into the sea.
The false intelligence led the Germans to believe that the main force would land on the Pas de Calais rather than in Normandy.
If ships sail over the sea as fast as railways run across the land; if Helles is nearer Woolwich than Calais; then he is right.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Very likely the next great war will have begun before we realize that the three days' delay in the fall of Antwerp saved Calais.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
It lies in the middle of the river, opposite to the dividing line between Calais and Robbinston, Me.
He came openly by the Calais packet, walked into the best inn at Dover, and ordered posthorses for London.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
But by this time she was embarked on the big adventure; and by the time a cable reached Calais there was no trace of Sara Lee.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for Calais
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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