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An ancient city of southeast Greece on the western coast of Euboea. It was a prosperous trading center after the eighth century bc, establishing outposts in Italy, Syria, Sicily, and mainland Greece.


(Placename) a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop (municipality): 55 264 (2001). Modern Greek name: Khalkís Medieval English name: Negropont


(ˈkæl sɪs, -kɪs)

a city on Euboea, in SE Greece. 44,867.
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Noun1.Chalcis - type genus of the Chalcididae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
chalcis fly - a variety of chalcid fly
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Contract notice: "implementation of snow clearing, period 2014-2015: a) on side roads (sr) of the pathe motorway sections: a) the athens-lamia by the end of the administrative boundaries of the region of attica to ch 90 + 000, b) athens-corinth by the end of the administrative boundaries of the region of attica to ch 87 + 500 (ak ancient corinth), b) the portion of highway schimatariou chalkis and c) the adjacent roads (sr) of patras bypass.
COFCO TUNHE and CHALKIS steadily occupy the leading position in industry by relying on its large-scale production and owning tomato planting bases.
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Closer to home, the Greeks' Alexander fever reveals itself again in another exhibit, a 12th-century marble plaque made at Chalkis, north of Athens; here, our Hellenistic hero is ascending into heaven, Christ-like.
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The 'Euboiocentric' views of British scholars, and the notion that Chalkidiki and Chalkis might have anything to do with each other, are rounded upon with verve.
Archaeologists begin a series of volumes reporting the results of excavations in and around the ancient Greek coastal city of Chalkis from 1995 to 2001.
P ortsmouth have no Quashie or Amdy Faye in their ranks, so Velimir Zajec is set to hand a debut to Giannis Skopelitis, one of two Greeks signed yesterday, the other being giant keeper Konstantinos Chalkis.