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 (kă-lā′, kăl′ā)
A city of northern France on the Strait of Dover opposite Dover, England. The city fell to the English in 1347 after a siege of 11 months and was retaken by the French in 1558.
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(ˈkæleɪ; French kalɛ)
(Placename) a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347–1558. Pop: 75 790 (2006)
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(ˈkæl eɪ, kæˈleɪ, ˈkæl ɪs)

a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England. 76,935.
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Noun1.Calais - a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to EnglandCalais - a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Caler's name was on letters in a suitcase in the house.
A 08h00, Elies multipliait les empannages (virements de bord vent arriere, ndlr) pour se caler entre Duthil -a 1,3 mille derriere- et la ligne d'arrivee.
Da li occhi suoi mi vien la dolce luce che mi fa non caler d'ogni altra donna: cosi foss'ella piu pietosa donna ver' me, che chiamo di notte e di luce, solo per lei servire, e luogo e tempo.
On comprend alors pourquoi l'abus instille la mefiance: ses formules presque mystiques et son polymorphisme insupportent le juriste qui prefere se caler dans un legalisme complaisant.
6:18 a.m., a caler reported a sewer alarm on Hartwell Street.
(8.) Skinner was convicted of killing his girlfriend Twila Busby and her two sons, Elwin Caler and Randy Busby, on December 31, 1993.
HELPING HAND Ross Caler of Dundonald FC receiving sponsorship from Malcolm White of CG Enterprises, Installation of Industrial Ventilation Systems,
Ward, C.P., Redd, K., Williams, B.M., Caler, J.R., Luo, Y., McCoy, J.G., 2002.