Ypres

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ypres battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
    • n Ypres battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
    • n Ypres battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
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Usage

In literature:

At Ypres she dodged round the corner because she saw a captain who doesn't believe in women at the front.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
On June 7, 1917, the British, with one terrible stroke, tore asunder the strong German position south of Ypres.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Have you ever been to Ypres?
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
Tam swung round and made for Ypres, but again found a barring formation.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
We do not mourn for Ypres, for it is a thousand times grander in its downfall than it was ever in the days of its splendour.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
We were still a good two miles from Ypres town.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
There fell a day when the call came from Ypres to aid the English.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
Most of the non-commissioned officers who had survived Ypres had taken commissions.
"Short History of the London Rifle Brigade" by Unknown
On the 16th we made progress to the east of Ypres.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
At Ypres the Hotel de la Chatellenie will care for you and your automobile very well, though its garage is nothing to boast of.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
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In poetry:

Christmas Eve, and a wind with a sting,
We rode from Ypres through Elverdinghe.
The ruined church rose gaunt on our right:
With a turn of the head,
The Q.M. said,
"There will be no service tonight!"
"Noel" by Joseph Johnston Lee

In news:

Recommended and notable shows, including Cola Freaks, Woods of Ypres, James Blake, Childish Gambino, and more.
Juho Hanninen became only the second ever Finnish winner of the Ypres Rally with a dominant performance on his return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
Renowned Belgian event the Ypres Rally will remain part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedule for at least the next three years.
David Gold, the frontman for Canadian doom metal band Woods of Ypres , has died at the age of 31.
Woods of Ypres formed in 2002 and signed a record deal with Earache Records in 2010.
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