- a department in N France. 2607 sq. mi. (6750 sq. km). Capital: Arras.
Pas de Calais
- French name of the Strait of Dover.
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The night was dark and the stillness of summer rested over the Pas-de-Calais.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
Ar-twa´, former province of France, now forming the greater part of the department Pas-de-Calais.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
I try to imagine what may be the relative merit of an inhabitant of Pas-de-Calais compared to one from Grenoble.Letters to an Unknown
Why not choose some other spot on the long white, unending cliff that extends from the Pas-de-Calais to Havre?Original Short Stories, Volume 11 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
But, Unhappy Thought, if we don't land in the pas-de-Calais, the result will be pas de djeuner.
- a department of N France, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, on the Straits of Dover (the Pas de Calais): the part of France closest to the British Isles. Capital: Arras. Pop: 1 451 307 (2003 est). Area: 6752 sq km (2633 sq miles)