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Noun: Calais  ka'ley [N. Amer], 'ka,ley [Brit]
  1. 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

Type of: port, town

Part of: France, French Republic

Encyclopedia: Calais, Maine