Kiel


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Kiel

 (kēl)
A city of northern Germany on Kiel Bay, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Chartered in 1242, Kiel joined the Hanseatic League in 1284, passed to Denmark in 1773, and was annexed by Prussia in 1866. German sailors mutinied here in 1918, setting off a socialist revolution.

Kiel

(kiːl)
n
(Placename) a port in N Germany, capital of Schleswig-Holstein state, on the Kiel Canal (connecting the North Sea with the Baltic): joined the Hanseatic League in 1284; became part of Denmark in 1773 and passed to Prussia in 1866; an important naval base in World Wars I and II; shipbuilding and engineering industries. Pop: 233 039 (2003 est)

Kiel

(kil)

n.
the capital of Schleswig-Holstein in N Germany, at the Baltic end of the Kiel Canal. 246,586.
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The crackling of shots speedily brought the Preussen and Kiel on the scene, and with a few hand grenades they made short work of every villa within a mile.
There is only one place you can go," von Schoenvorts sent word to me, "and that is Kiel.
The chances are von Schoenvorts succeeded in getting safely back to Kiel and is strutting around with an Iron Cross this very minute.
Musandam-Oman Sail, the Ministry of Tourism's flagship MOD70 boat, will soon head north to Kiel, Germany, to attend Kieler Woche, Northern Europe's biggest summer festival, and showcase the speeds that are earning the team worldwide recognition.
Kieler Woche runs from June 20 to 28, and the crew, intent on shaving a few more seconds off the Kiel Week Welcome Race record that they smashed by almost 20 minutes last year, will welcome onboard Boris Herrmann, Germany's best-known offshore sailor, and keen sailor Pierre Casiraghi, youngest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and seventh in line to the Monegasque throne.
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Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died.
BOND star Sir Roger Moore told of his sorrow yesterday after the death of Richard Kiel - the giant actor who played 007 baddie Jaws.
TRIBUTES have been paid to James Bond villain Richard Kiel - a gentle giant who paid many visits to Birmingham, a city he loved.
Actor Richard Kiel - who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films - has died in California aged 74.
ACTOR Richard Kiel, famed for playing metal-toothed James Bond villain Jaws, died yesterday aged 74.
Richard Kiel, the actor who played the part of one of James Bond's most memorable villains, was getting a "better bite" at Evo Dental, in Paramount Business Park, Huyton.