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[sen-lak] /ˈsɛn læk/
a hill in SE England: believed by some historians to have been the site of the Battle of Hastings, 1066. Unabridged
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  • Nevertheless, the words of the witch of Senlac were coming true.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • I could, for instance, send a messenger with a word to the brigadier of the gendarmerie in Senlac.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • They had been talking of the happy days when the husband and father was yet alive, before the fatal day of Senlac.

  • They submitted to William of Normandy almost without a struggle after Senlac.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • Meanwhile Harold had gathered his forces, and they were assembled on Senlac Hill, an advantageous position.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • William landed on September 28th, and the battle of Senlac was fought on October 14th.

    William the Conqueror Edward Augustus Freeman
  • The temper of the English had rallied from the panic of Senlac.

  • Harold hurried southward, and met him at Senlac, near Hastings.

    Early Britain Grant Allen
  • The level rainstorm smote walls, slopes, and hedges like the clothyard shafts of Senlac and Crecy.

    Wessex Tales Thomas Hardy
  • Outside stood the earl, staring over the Senlac valley eastward.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for Senlac


a hill in Sussex: site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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