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Edith Cavell

Mount, a mountain in Alberta, the Canadian Rockies. 11,034 feet (3363 meters).


[kav-uh l] /ˈkæv əl/
Edith Louisa, 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I. Unabridged
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  • Although our story is the record of Edith Cavell, we can spare a thought for her heroic companions.

    A Noble Woman Ernest Protheroe
  • It was before such a court that Edith Cavell was to be arraigned.

  • Edith Cavell was in her mother's garden weeding a bed of heartsease when she heard the news.

    A Noble Woman Ernest Protheroe
  • Or did the English shoot women, as Edith Cavell had been shot?

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • The French will not forget the great example of Edith Cavell.

    A Noble Woman Ernest Protheroe
  • But the name of Edith Cavell has become one of the world's great names and her fame grows brighter as time passes.

  • Edith Cavell was sentenced at five o'clock on the afternoon of October 11, and was put to death that same night.

    Lest We Forget John Gilbert Thompson
  • That was because this wonderful, heart-moving tragedy of Edith Cavell's had happened in between!

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • The execution of Edith Cavell roused great anger throughout the world, except of course in Germany.

    The Post of Honour Richard Wilson
  • I had not the courage to look; and my eyes fixed themselves on the distracted countenance of Edith Cavell.

    The Three Eyes Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for Edith Cavell


Edith Louisa. 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I for helping Allied prisoners to escape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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