Caen


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Caen

 (käN)
A city of northern France southwest of Le Havre. A Huguenot stronghold in the 1500s and 1600s, it is the burial place of William the Conqueror.

Caen

(kɒŋ; French kɑ̃)
n
(Placename) an industrial city in NW France. Pop: 112 790 (2008)

Caen

(kɑn; Fr. kɑ̃)

n.
a city in NW France, SW of Le Havre. 117,119.
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Caen
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The scouts reported further, that this party meeting with some others who had been at similar work elsewhere, they all united into one, and drafting off a few men with the killed and wounded, marched away to Lord Mansfield's country seat at Caen Wood, between Hampstead and Highgate; bent upon destroying that house likewise, and lighting up a great fire there, which from that height should be seen all over London.
From Boulogne to Dieppe, from Dieppe to Caen, from Caen to Tours--trying with all her might to be respectable, and alas!
He went through Islington; strode up the hill at Highgate on which stands the stone in honour of Whittington; turned down to Highgate Hill, unsteady of purpose, and uncertain where to go; struck off to the right again, almost as soon as he began to descend it; and taking the foot-path across the fields, skirted Caen Wood, and so came on Hampstead Heath.
Caen need a victory over Bordeaux to take immediate relegation out of the equation and they should deliver it.
And while a host of Lyon's big hitters were left out there were real signs that the strain of a 900-mile round trek to the northern French port of Caen will put the strain on Alain Perrin's squad for midweek.
This monograph is a careful, detailed, and well-documented history of the University of Caen from 1432 to 1609.
For more information about Camp CAEN, visit www.engin.umich.edu/caen/ campcaen.
Eight years later, enter the younger Caen, who happily emerged to carry on the family tradition but with no attempt at replacing his departed dad.
The CCN of Caen is currently functioning with an interim director, as is the one in Marseille, orphaned in March after most of the ballet and its adjoining school went on strike to demand the resignation of their director, Marie-Claude Pietragalla.
Caen's new law courts, which opened last year, are a product of a wide-ranging review of the French justice system which was begun around ten years ago.
Every time Caen attacked Squillaci panicked and Gers will hope he cracks under the strain of the intimidating Ibrox atmosphere this week.