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Calais

city on the French coast of the English Channel, from Gaulish Caleti, the name of a Celtic people who once lived along the shore there.

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Definitions of Calais from WordNet

Calais (n.)
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;
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