Calais


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a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England

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He arrived at Calais at half past four in the afternoon.
Although the island has been so many years under the English Government, the general character of the place is quite French: Englishmen speak to their servants in French, and the shops are all French; indeed, I should think that Calais or Boulogne was much more Anglified.
Later, Richard succeeded in recovering it and' imprisoned Gloucester at Calais in the keeping of Mowbray.
He departed for Calais, and having reached that place in safety, it might have been supposed that he went to Dover; but instead he took the diligence to Dunkirk, and thence travelled to Brussels, for which place he had a former predilection.
As for the latter, he had been considerably neglected during his mother's absence by Mademoiselle Genevieve, her French maid; for that young woman, contracting an attachment for a soldier in the garrison of Calais, forgot her charge in the society of this militaire, and little Rawdon very narrowly escaped drowning on Calais sands at this period, where the absent Genevieve had left and lost him.
Lucille went outside and walked up and down until the lights of Calais were in sight.
Off that place, one of the three had inquired at what time they would reach Calais.
Having been thus harassed in my thoughts, my old pilot, to whom I communicated everything, pressed me earnestly not to go by sea, but either to go by land to the Groyne, and cross over the Bay of Biscay to Rochelle, from whence it was but an easy and safe journey by land to Paris, and so to Calais and Dover; or to go up to Madrid, and so all the way by land through France.
Thus, when he died, at twenty-four (the scene of his decease, Calais, and the cause, brandy), he did not leave his widow, from whom he had been separated soon after the honeymoon, in affluent circumstances.
and myself went upon a continental tour to Calais where the people fought for us on the pier until they separated us though not for ever that was not yet to be.
Having found out the clue to that great mystery how people can contrive to live beyond their means, and having over-jobbed his jobberies as legislator deputed to the Universe by the pure electors of Pocket-Breaches, it shall come to pass next week that Veneering will accept the Chiltern Hundreds, that the legal gentleman in Britannia's confidence will again accept the Pocket- Breaches Thousands, and that the Veneerings will retire to Calais, there to live on Mrs Veneering's diamonds (in which Mr Veneering, as a good husband, has from time to time invested considerable sums), and to relate to Neptune and others, how that, before Veneering retired from Parliament, the House of Commons was composed of himself and the six hundred and fifty-seven dearest and oldest friends he had in the world.
Street furniture supply and fitting in additional services for the City of Calais.
POLICE raided a Calais hotel over fears a jihadi cell is active among migrants hoping to sneak into Britain.
THE Mayor of Calais has spoken of her "disgust" that Britain has not offered to take migrants from her town after the Government pledged to resettle up to 20,000 refugees.
Communities across Wales have been joining together to set up collection points, including The Lansdowne Pub which will be accepting donations until September 11 when the items will then be transported to Calais.