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[kres-ee; French krey-see] /ˈkrɛs i; French kreɪˈsi/
Also, Cressy. a village in N France, NNW of Reims: English victory over the French 1346.
(sometimes lowercase) (of food) prepared or garnished with carrots. Unabridged
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  • His great-grandfather fell at crecy, leading the vanguard of the French host.

    Joan of Arc Ronald Sutherland Gower
  • That night Edward and his troops slept on the outskirts of the forest of crecy.

  • Yet within a month they had shown at crecy that they were no weaklings, as you will do also, I dare swear, when the time comes.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • As after crecy, the victors were too weak to continue the campaign.

  • He took part with conspicuous gallantry in the Battle of crecy.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Charles retired on crecy, while Joan of Arc remained in the field.

    Joan of Arc Ronald Sutherland Gower
  • It is stated by some historians that an eclipse of the sun took place on the morning of the battle of crecy, August 26, 1346.

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
  • Joan had nothing now left her to do but to rejoin the King at crecy.

    Joan of Arc Ronald Sutherland Gower
  • At Agincourt and crecy, we struck very little, but were struck a lot.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • One of the smaller woods southeast of crecy furnished cover for the enemy for a time, but led to their undoing.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
British Dictionary definitions for crecy


/ˈkrɛsɪ; French kresi/
a village in N France: scene of the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War when the English defeated the French (1346) Official name Crécy-en-Ponthieu (-ɑ̃pɔ̃tjø) Former English name Cressy
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