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Location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules.  Synonyms: Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar.

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"Calpe" Quotes from Famous Books

... again Harmodius' sword; The Chili chief[300] abjures his foreign lord; The Spartan knows himself once more a Greek,[301] Young Freedom plumes the crest of each cacique; Debating despots, hemmed on either shore, 280 Shrink vainly from the roused Atlantic's roar; Through Calpe's strait the rolling tides advance, Sweep slightly by the half-tamed land of France, Dash o'er the old Spaniard's cradle, and would fain Unite Ausonia to the mighty main: But driven from thence awhile, yet not for aye, Break o'er th' ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

Words linked to "Calpe" :   headland, promontory, colony, settlement, Europe, head, Gibraltarian, Gibraltar, Pillars of Hercules, foreland

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