Crete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Crete the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crete krēt A Cretan
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Crete In fortification: The crest of the glacis or parapet of the covered way.
    • n Crete The interior crest of a redoubt. See parapet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cres, Cretis,

Usage

In literature:

Of Crete she is, and Pholoe called, and twins at breast she bears.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
But the Kaimacon was embarking for the war with Crete; in his absence he feared to leave Sabbatai in the capital.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Crete girl weavers, 132.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The religion unearthed by Dr. Evans in Crete is permeated by the bull of Minos.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Crete was doomed long before he saw its shores.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
King Minos of Crete had once vowed to sacrifice to the gods whatever should appear from the sea.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Then he describes the "vertuous and famous virgin AEliana," Queen of Crete, who delighted in hunting, and went to the woods "Diana-like.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
Minos, King of Crete, tried to suppress these piracies.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
He next probably visited Crete, where he left Titus (Titus 1:5).
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
In the following spring he followed this up by a pamphlet on behalf of the freedom of Crete.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
This epistle was written to Titus appointed by suffrage first bishop of the church of Crete, from Nicopolis in Macedonia.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
So it was in Crete under Titus, and in Ephesus under Timothy.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians" by Charles Gore
In Crete and Lacedaemon it became a potent instrument of education.
"A Problem in Greek Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Must I see Crete destroyed, revived, and now destroyed again?
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
For me need no lot be cast; gladly I will go to Crete of my free will.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
This coast is as indolent as that of Crete is aggressive; it does not raise its head.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
In Crete and Sparta the citizens were wholly supported out of the public resources.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Lord Zouche sent him rare seeds from Crete, Spain and Italy.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
He died soon afterwards (72-71) in Crete.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Sultan was to provide ships, and to provision them, with which to transport to Crete all who desired to go thither.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

You know the place: then
Leave Crete and come to us
waiting where the grove is
pleasantest, by precincts
"To Aphrodite" by Sappho
And here was handiwork of Cretes,
And olives grew beside a stone,
And one slim phallos stood alone
Blasphemed at by the paroquets.
"To His Love Instead Of A Promised Picture-Book" by Edward Powys Mathers
And deepen on Palmyra's street
The wheel rut in the ruined stone
And Lebanon fade out and Crete
high through the clouds and overblown
"You, Andrew Marvell" by Archibald MacLeish
There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.
"Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete" by Edward Lear

In news:

Passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at St James Manor in Crete.
Illinois' two Class of 2012 recruits, Crete-Monee point guard Michael Orris and Prospect combo guard Mike LaTulip, are hopeful to be playing for the Illini next season after the announcement of new coach John Groce on Thursday.
Similar proposal had been voted down in Crete in June.
A new book looks back on decades of work at a site on the south coast of Crete.
One of the earliest and best-known ornamentations is the 3,500 year old dolphin fresco on the wall of the Queen's bathroom in the ancient palace of Knossos on the island of Crete.
Crete-Monee senior point guard and former Illinois recruit Michael Orris committed to Kansas State on Thursday.
Crete-Monee senior point guard Michael Orris was released Friday from his letter of intent to Illinois and has reopened his recruitment.
Crete-Monee senior point guard Michael Orris said Monday he plans to remains committed to Illinois after speaking with new Illini coach John Groce over the weekend.
A heavy-duty polyurethane flooring system designed for food and beverage processing plants, Sani-Crete resists impact, abrasion, chemical attack and thermal shock.
Art Mellor creted the Accelerated Cure Project to enhance researchers' ability to study and ultimately find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
HARDWARE Stone tools found on Crete are evidence of early sea voyages.
On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners.
When Hannah Hooper invited her friend Christian Zucconi to join her at an artist colony on the Greek island of Crete, neither of them expected to meet three like-minded, fellow Americans—let alone musicians.
Time for the Annual Invasion of the Hookers, which promises to be as harrowing as the Ottoman Empire's advance on Crete in 1647, though with considerably more nudity.
Understanding Ancient Cyprus and Crete.
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In science:

Papadopoulos S., Notes On A Generalized Hardy Inequality, Manuscript, Univ. of Crete, (1992).
On certain generalized Hardy's inequalities and applications
Ciprian Sorin Acatrinei∗ Department of Physics, University of Crete, P.O.
A Simple Signal of Noncommutative Space
Tomaras at Crete University is gratefully acknowledged.
A Simple Signal of Noncommutative Space
Charmandaris University of Crete, Department of Physics, P.O.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
Zotos1 1 Department of Physics, University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology-Hel las, P.O.
Thermal transport in a spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain coupled to a (non) magnetic impurity
The deterministic sequence {(T n crete point sets satisfy the convergence statements of Theorem 6.1 for some fixed realisation of (˜e(Z1 ) , P ).
Scaling limit for the random walk on the largest connected component of the critical random graph
The fiducial model increases its stellar mass and ac cretes more gas; however, the no gas dwarf retains only a hot diffuse gas component.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
Trachanas for encouragement. C.B. thanks the Research Center of Crete and the Physics Department of the University of Crete, and T.N.T. thanks the Centre de Physique Th´eorique of the Ecole Polytechnique for hospitality while this work was being completed.
Higgs-Sector Solitons
Department of Physics, University of Crete and Research Center of Crete, P.O.
Scaling Properties of Localization Length in 1D Paired Correlated Binary Alloys of Finite Size
Platis, A hyper-K¨ahlerian structure on quasi-Fuchsian space, PhD thesis, University of Crete, 1999.
Universal Teichmuller Space
In a more recent study, Cr´et´e et al. (1999) found similar variations in the ratio of UIB features for the M 17 complex.
Spatial distribution of emission in Unidentified Infrared Bands from Midcourse Space Experiment Survey
At a radio-pulsar conference in Crete, two years ago, Anthony Hewish (the man responsible for the discovery of the first four pulsars in 1967) related on how it all came about.
Radio Pulsars
Cr´ete et al. (1999) modeled M17 using a 2-component model composed of PAHs as the carrier of the UIR bands and VSG responsible for the “warm” continuum and a 2-component model composed of coal dust emission and big grain emission.
High excitation ISM and gas
PAHs seem to be depleted inside the H ii region consistent with their destruction in the intense radiation field of M17 and Orion (Jones et al., 1999; Cesarsky et al., 2000; Cr´ete et al., 1999).
High excitation ISM and gas
The authors are listed in alphabetical order, after the working group organiser, and are those who gave a presentation during the week in Crete; their contributions are incorporated here.
Working Group Summary - Local Universe
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