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Cav·ell

 (kăv′əl, kə-vĕl′), Edith Louisa 1865-1915.
British nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation (1915) to help smuggle Allied troops to the Dutch border. She was caught by the Germans and executed.

Cavell

(ˈkævəl)
n
(Biography) Edith Louisa. 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I for helping Allied prisoners to escape

Cav•ell

(ˈkæv əl)

n.
Edith Louisa, 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I.
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Noun1.Cavell - English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escapeCavell - English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
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