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Trafalgar (Bee Gees album)

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1971’s Trafalgar can be seen as a distillation of the ideas explored on 1969’s bountiful double album Odessa. Although other material was released in between these two, there is still ... ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Trafalgar , Canada, Spain, USA Spain: a cape, Cabo Trafalgar, and a sea area covered by the British shipping forecast. The name is derived from the Arabic Tarf al-Gharb ‘Cape of the...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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74 words

... [Hist.] The Battle of Trafalgar, one of the decisive naval battles of the Napoleonic Wars, was fought on 21 October 1805 off the Cape of Trafalgar on the south coast of Spain. The British fleet under *Nelson won a victory over the combined fleets of France and Spain, and *Napoleon was never again able to mount a serious threat to British naval supremacy. Nelson was killed during the battle. > A sea...

Trafalgar Theatre

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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7 words

... Theatre , New York, see NEDERLANDER THEATRE...

Trafalgar Square Theatre

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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9 words

... Square Theatre , London, see DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE...

Trafalgar, Battle of

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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39 words

..., Battle of (October 21, 1805 ) British naval victory over the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. It ended Napoleon I 's plans for an invasion of England. The victory was secured by the skill of Lord Nelson...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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163 words

..., battle of , 1805 . Fought on 21 October 1805 , south of Cadiz and south‐west of the shoaling Cape Trafalgar, this most famous of engagements in the era of sail lasted from midday to about 5 p.m. In the course of it, 18 of the 33‐strong combined fleet of France and Spain surrendered to the British under the command of Lord Nelson , supported by Cuthbert Collingwood heading the fleet's southerly (lee) division, and Lord Northesk, in the rear of Nelson's northerly (weather) division, which he himself headed in Victory . Villeneuve's disposition of...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Battle of ( 21 October 1805 ) A naval engagement between the combined French and Spanish fleets, and the British, fought off Cape Trafalgar near the Spanish port of Cadiz. After failing to lure the British fleet away from Europe to enable Napoleon to transport his army to England, Admiral Villeneuve returned to Cadiz and the English Channel fleet, commanded by Cuthbert Collingwood ( 1748–1810 ) blockaded the port. On 29 September Nelson arrived in his flagship, Victory , to take command. Villeneuve, 20 days later, was ordered by Napoleon to...

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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305 words

..., battle of , 1805 . Fought on 21 October 1805 , 20 miles south of Cadiz and 12 miles south-west of the shoaling Cape Trafalgar, this most famous of engagements in the era of sail lasted from midday to about 5 p.m. In the course of it, 18 of the 33-strong combined fleet of France and Spain surrendered to the British under the command of Lord Nelson , supported by Cuthbert Collingwood heading the fleet’s southerly (lee) division, and Lord Northesk , in the rear of Nelson’s northerly (weather) division, which he himself headed in Victory . The two...

Trafalgar, Battle of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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2,183 words

..., Battle of The Battle of Trafalgar, which occurred on October 21, 1805 , is the defining moment of British naval history. Other battles have been more decisive both in their immediate and in their long-term results, but the scale of Trafalgar, and the death of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson in it, combine to give the battle a unique character that, two hundred years later, still fascinates. A number of myths have gathered around Trafalgar—the most persistent of which is that it saved Britain from invasion. In fact, by the time the battle was fought,...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,086 words
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..., Battle of . The Battle of Trafalgar, which took place on 21 October 1805 , was the culmination of a long campaign that began when the British began to mobilize against Napoleonic France in the spring of 1803 . The French replied by planning an invasion of southern England and by setting up a camp in the cliffs above Boulogne. The British had no real offensive strategy but blockaded the French navy in its ports, including Toulon, where Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson was sent with the Mediterranean Fleet. This stalemate lasted for two years until...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

..., battle of ( 1805 ). This, along with the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the battle of Britain , rightly occupies the first place in Britain's historical consciousness, because all three decisively ended a threat of invasion. On all three occasions unbeatable armies were camped across the Channel requiring only a brief period of localized maritime supremacy. With Napoleon's Grande Armée at Boulogne, the threat in 1805 was probably the most serious of the three. Although Adm Lord Jervis had drily said, ‘I do not say they cannot come, I only...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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133 words

... • blagger , bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, saggar, shagger, stagger, swagger • alga , realgar, Trafalgar • anger , clangour ( US clangor), Katanga, languor, manga, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga • sandbagger • carpetbagger • Erlanger • Aga , Braga, dagga, dargah, laager, lager, naga, Onondaga, raga, saga • beggar , eggar, Gregor, mega, Megger • Edgar • Helga • Heidegger • bootlegger • Jaeger , maigre, Meleager, Noriega, Ortega, rutabaga, Sagar • Antigua , beleaguer, bodega, eager, intriguer,...

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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

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2011

...revellers to gather, until they were lured away to the riverside by fireworks displays. I live in Trafalgar Square, with four lions to guard me. Fountains and statues all over the place, And the Metropole staring me right in the face. c.w. murphy : ‘I Live in Trafalgar Square’ (song) ( 1902 ) Trafalgar (Square) ‘Chair’ in cockney rhyming slang of the late 20th century. Trafalgar Square Christmas tree A Norwegian spruce ( Picea abies ) erected in Trafalgar Square every Christmas since 1947 . It is donated by the city of Oslo, in recognition of Britain's...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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23 words

... Square n. [rhy. sl.; ult. the London square] a chair. 1998 R. Puxley Fresh Rabbit . 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy....

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A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)

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2010

... Square Westminster. Famous meeting place constructed 1829–41 , the name commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar (off the Spanish coast) in 1805 in which Lord Nelson was victorious but lost his life, see Nelson's Column . The Square covers the site of the King's Mews , recorded as les Muwes 1294 , The Muwes 1405 , originally the royal falconry where the medieval kings kept their hawks for hunting, later the royal stables during the reign of Elizabeth I (hence the word mews in the sense ‘stable yard or courtyard’, originally the plural...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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44 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
33 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
40 words
Trafalgar, Battle of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

..., Battle of a decisive naval battle fought on 21 October 1805 off the cape of Trafalgar on the south coast of Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The British fleet under Horatio Nelson (who was killed in the action) defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain. Trafalgar Day 21 October , the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Trafalgar Square a square in central London, planned by John Nash and built between the 1820s and 1840s. It is dominated by Nelson's Column, a memorial to Lord...

Bee Gees - Trafalgar

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
141 words

...Gees - Trafalgar 1971’s Trafalgar can be seen as a distillation of the ideas explored on 1969’s bountiful double album Odessa . Although other material was released in between these two, there is still a discernible aural link. While Odessa consolidated the Bee Gee’s songwriting abilities, it was sort of their The Beatles , going off in a million different (though wonderful) stylistic directions. Trafalgar builds on the compositional growth of Odessa , but is more stylistically focused, concentrated on the pop rock vein that is the band’s greatest...

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