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


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

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.

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