Alexandria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Alexandria the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
    • n Alexandria a town in Louisiana on the Red River
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Usage

In literature:

The remaining part of the Division also disembarked at Alexandria, in order to relieve the Regular garrisons of Alexandria and Cairo.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Letter to Alexandria Lodge, No.
"Washington's Masonic Correspondence" by Julius F. Sachse
The road from the termination of the canal to Alexandria, about two miles long, leads through a desert track.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
The southern section of the village is drained by Holmes' Run, which empties into the Potomac just south of Alexandria.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart
Spiritual monism found in Alexandria a congenial home.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
In Alexandria before the Christian era one could buy a copy of the manuscript of a great author, but it was at a high price.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Here the town militia drilled, here were held the carnivals, and public gatherings, and here was the larder of Alexandria.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
The need for carrying out this plan was further confirmed by the awful news which soon came from Alexandria.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
It is said the enemy are evacuating Alexandria.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
On the 20th was fought the decisive battle of Alexandria.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
On the 21st of December, the division was in camp at and around Alexandria.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Alexandria had sapped Athens, and in her turn Alexandria was sapped by Rome.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Clement of Alexandria, towards its close, mentions several such, and condemns them as superstitions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
How long he continued in Alexandria, and when and where he died, are all matters of pure conjecture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
He did not think so much of Alexandria.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
He had operated a paper of his own in Alexandria called "The Alexandria Times".
"A History of the Town of Fairfax" by Jeanne Johnson Rust
I was thankful when we were through with Alexandria and were heading north for Ipsilon.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
He went below to the stables of the sultan, saddled his horse, Murva, and rode out of the gate of the city towards Alexandria.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
The vessels started by twelve o'clock M. Dropped anchor in front of Alexandria at six o'clock in the evening.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
France lost her opportunity in Egypt when her fleet sailed away from Alexandria Harbor in July, 1882.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

When someone says: "Alexandria,"
I see the white walls of a house,
a small garden row of gillyflowers,
an autumn evening's pale sunlight
and hear the music of distant flutes.
"When Someone Says:" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
When someone says: "Alexandria,"
I see stars above the hushed city,
drunken sailors in dark quarters,
a dancing girl performing the "wasp,"
and hear tambourines and the noise of fights.
"When Someone Says:" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
When someone says "Alexandria,"
I see a pale purple sunset above the green sea,
the flickering of furry stars
and the light grey eyes beneath thick brows
that I see even when
no one says: "Alexandria!"
"When Someone Says:" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
How have they kept their promise? Turned they the vessel's prow
Unto Acre, Alexandria, as they have sworn e'en now?
Not so: from Oran northwards the white sails gleam and glance,
And the wild hawk of the desert is borne away to France!
"Abd-El-Kader At Toulon Or, The Caged Hawk" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The French had found it impossible to enter the port of Alexandria,
Therefore they were compelled to withdraw;
Yet their hearts were burning with anxiety the war to begin,
But they couldn't find a pilot who would convey them safely in.
"The Battle Of The Nile" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Social needs programs Alexandria, VA www. volunteersofamerica .org.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 17, 2008.
Earlier this year he was evacuated from Egypt after five months of studying Arabic in Alexandria.
Alexandria Republicans have had a difficult time fielding candidates in recent years.
Virginia, Florida have most well-read cities in U.S. New York and Boston may strike many as more intellectual but Alexandria, a small urban area in Virginia just outside Washington, DC, is the most well-read city in the United States.
Most well-read cities included Alexandria, Va.
Amazon's 20 most well-read cities list was released Thursday, with Alexandria, Virginia taking the top spot.
America's most well-read cities: Alexandria comes in at #1.
America's most well-read cities: Alexandria tops Amazon survey.
According to the second annual Amazon.com survey on America's most well-read cities, Alexandria, Arlington and the District all check in inside the top 10, with Alexandria topping the list.
The DC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia swept in this year and claimed the top spot on the list.
William James Costello, 59, of Alexandria and formerly of Huron.
William James Costello, 59, of Alexandria and formerly of Huron, died Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, at home.
James William Webb, 78, Alexandria, and formerly of Mt Juliet, died Monday, Sept 17.
Jones Point Park, under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria.
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In science:

The image, adapted from Ref.15, shows a piece of a manuscript in Greek on papyrus, from Alexandria, Egypt, 3rd c. BC. The text is from the poem "Works and Days", by Hesiod.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
Fig.3 The original image, adapted from Ref.14, shows a piece of a manuscript in Greek on papyrus, from Alexandria, 3rd c.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
Alexandria, written in the third century AD.
Archimedes' calculations of square roots
In the first century AD Hero of Alexandria described a method which converges more rapidly than the interpolation method.
Archimedes' calculations of square roots
Heron from Alexandria proposed about 60 AD the general hypothesis that light takes the shortest path between two points, and on this basis he was able to reach the same results as Euklid.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Ahmed El Sha fie † , Ahmed Sultan∗ †Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Giza, Egypt. ∗Department of Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
Alexandria was well placed for trade with the Middle East.
Eratosthenes and Pliny, Greek geometry and Roman follies
The original author is thought to have been an 8 th century astronomer and astrologer called Messahalah of Alexandria and was probably written in Arabic.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
In Ergodic theory and its connections with harmonic analysis (Alexandria, 1993), volume 205 of London Math.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Although certainly not much later, because it is already commented by Theon of Alexandria in the second half of the fourth century: however two centuries is a very long time for Science (if one thinks to what happened since Laplace).
Quasi periodic motions from Hipparchus to Kolmogorov
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