• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cairo the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
    • n Cairo a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
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In literature:

With these accessions of territory, Great Britain holds a continuous stretch of country from the Cape to Cairo.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Being those papers read at the First Missionary Conference on behalf of the Mohammedan World held at Cairo, April 4th-9th, 1906.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
We met him first in Cairo, and then we played together in Yokohama, and came as far as Honolulu together, last spring.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Suez is reached at last, a place which is all waste and barrenness, so we hasten on by railway to Cairo, a distance of two hundred miles.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
We were now bound directly to Cairo, which is situated nearly two hundred miles from Suez.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Not far from Cairo is a place called Fayoum.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
His application was seconded by flag officer Foote of the navy, who then had command of several gunboats at Cairo.
"Ulysses S. Grant" by Walter Allen
In 1842, De Lesseps was transferred from Cairo to Spain, and was made consul at Barcelona.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
In Medina and in Cairo, too, coffee became as common a drink as in Mecca and Aden.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Do not forget, it was Manfred's father, Emperor Frederic, who made a treaty with the Sultan of Cairo.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
You have heard of Cairo.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
It is a true miracle to see a turban in a theatre of Cairo.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Colonel Gordon reached Suakim on February 25th, 1874, and writing home, he records his impressions of Cairo and its officials.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
It will take us four hours to reach Cairo by rail, and we shan't see anything of the country, as it is dark.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Theh's junker-pirates use up from N'Orleans, and, course, there's always more or less meanness below Cairo.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
Cairo and Luxor and the Parthenon had always appealed to his imagination.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Which reminds us of how he was described to us by the hasheesh-smokers of Cairo.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Cairo is, like all the rest of the world, growing European, and even English.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
From Suez I traveled in company with some other passengers by rail to Cairo.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
If he strikes in at Zanzibar or Nairobi he's likely to come out at Cairo or the Cape.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney

In poetry:

Happy news -
Joy, sultan, joy, the caravan from Cairo
Is safe arrived and brings the seven years' tribute
Of the rich Nile.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Led by a hand divine, to Cairo old
He went. And lo! a vision of delight
Rose like a star on his admiring eyes:
A fair young maiden—pious, pure, and bright!
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton
Then Arabi the rebel took to flight,
And spurred his Arab steed with all his might:
With his heart full of despair and woe,
And never halted till he reached Cairo.
"The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir" by William Topaz McGonagall
In Cairo's mission-home the Prince had found
The precious gem he on his bosom wore:
His own in life, in death, in weal and woe—
To sparkle, love, and bless him evermore.
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton
"On the day we come to Cairo wiv its niggers an' its din,
To fill our eyes wiv desert sand, our souls wiv Eastern sin,
There wus cursin' an' complainin'; we wus 'ungerin' fer fight -
Little imertation soljers full uv vanity an' skite.
"Sari Bair" by C J Dennis

In news:

An Egyptian woman sells clothes on the side of a road in Cairo.
At least three people were killed as Egyptian troops clashed with protesters Sunday in Cairo in a dispute over a plot of land on an island in the Nile River.
A little less than a decade ago I was in Cairo, Egypt, sitting in a vast waiting room for an interview with Grand Sheik Mohammed Sayyid Tantawi, the imam of al-Azhar University and, as such, Sunni Islam's highest religious authority.
In reaction to the Palestinian Authority-Hamas unity deal signed in Cairo, Israel decided to turn off the spigot.
The article "Taking a Chance on Cairo" both angered and dismayed me.
What we can learn about Cairo from Puccini 's 'Tosca'.
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Cairo.
The Egyptian government blocks Twitter after thousands of protesters took to the streets of Cairo to demand an end to the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak.
File picture shows Ahmed Al-Jabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Al- Qassam brigades , posing for a picture after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo.
CAIRO — A giant statue of Pharaoh Ramses II will be moved next month from a congested square in downtown Cairo to a more serene home near the Great Pyramids in a bid to save it from corrosive pollution, Egypt's antiquities chief said Monday.
Egypt's benchmark EGX30 Index (EGX30) fell 1.4 percent, the most in a week, to 4,947.47 at the 2:30 pm close in Cairo.
Protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square are seen defying curfew on Jan 30.
Pro- reform Egyptian judge Mahmud Mekki (C) and others gather outside the Egyptian Supreme Court before a disciplinary hearing in Cairo 18 May 2006.
Amid chaos in Cairo, women found reason for hope.
CAIRO — Some might say it wasn't the best time for an American goodwill mission to Cairo.

In science:

Youssef Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
On Generalized Randers Manifolds
Mathematics Department,Faculty of Education,Ain Shams University,Cairo,Egypt.
Effect of Spin-Torsion Interaction on Raychaudhuri Equation
The Capacity Region of Gaussian Cognitive Radio Cha within 1.87 bits,” in Proceedings of the ITW, Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 2010. A.
Interference Alignment and Neutralization in a Cognitive 3-User MAC-Interference Channel: Degrees of Freedom
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Egyptian Network of High Energy Physics, Cairo, Egypt Y.
Combined search for the quarks of a sequential fourth generation
Acknowledgments E.H. wishes to thank the ANR Ham Mark and Universit´e Grenoble 1 for support in the Spring of 2012, where this work was initiated. E.H. is also very grateful for the hospitality at the University of California, Davis during a sabbatical leave from Cairo University.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
They are found both at high and intermediate redshifts (Dawson et al., 2002; Ajiki et al., 2002; Pettini et al., 1998) as well as in galaxies in the local universe (Marlowe et al., 1995, Cairos et al., 2001).
On the rapidly cooling interior of supergalactic winds
Conf. on Very Large Databases, Cairo, Egypt, 2000.
Estimating Range Queries using Aggregate Data with Integrity Constraints: a Probabilistic Approach
Department of Physics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566, Egypt.
Deviation from Tri-Bimaximal Mixing and Large Reactor Mixing Angle
Malkawi, published in the proceedings of the Cairo Int.
Neutrino Oscillations Due to Nonuniversal Gauge Interactions in the Weak Sector
The earlier information on Abusir, a necropolis to the south of Cairo, is coming from the Natural History by Pliny the Elder (23 AD – August 25, 79 AD) [1,2].
Abusir: from Pliny the Elder to Google Maps
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University in 2007. He is currently working toward the M.
Cross-View of Testing Techniques Toward Improving Web-Based Application Testing
Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics, Cairo, Egypt.
From $b \to s \gamma$ to the LSP Detection Rates in Minimal String Unification Models