Alkmaar sentence example

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  • Alkmaar is a typical North Holland town, with tree-lined canals and brightly coloured 17th-century houses.
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  • Just outside the town lies the Alkmaar wood, at the entrance to which stands the military cadet school which serves as a preparatoryschool for the royal military academy at Breda.
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  • Alkmaar derives its chief importance from being the centre of the flourishing butter and cheese trade of this region of Holland.
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  • Tramways connect Alkmaar with Egmond and with the pretty summer resort of Bergen, which lies sheltered by woods and dunes.
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  • The name of Alkmaar, which means "all sea," first occurs in the 10th century, and recalls its former situation in the midst of marshlands and lakes.
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  • As the captial of the ancient district of Kennemerland between den Helder and Haarlem, Alkmaar frequently suffered in the early wars between the Hollanders and the Frisians, and in 1517 was captured by the united Gelderlanders and Frisians.
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  • In 1799 Alkmaar gave its name to a convention signed by the duke of York and the French general Brune, in accordance with which the Russo-British army of 23,000 men, which was defeated at Bergen, evacuated Holland.
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  • Texel was already separated from the mainland in the 8th century, but remained a Frisian province and countship, which once extended as far as Alkmaar in North Holland, until it came into the possession of the counts of Holland.
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  • The example Siege Haarlem of Haarlem was followed by Alkmaar, and with better and success.
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  • The assault of the Spaniards was repulsed, Alkmaar.
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  • It is connected by electric and steam tramways with Zandvoort, Leiden, Amsterdam and Alkmaar.
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  • His work Eratosthenes Batavus, published in 1617, describes the method and gives as the result of his operations between Alkmaar and Bergen-opZoom a degree of the meridian equal to 55,100 toises =117,449 yds.
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  • The first advance in accuracy was due to a certain Adrian, son of Anthony, a native of Metz (1527), and father of the better-known Adrian Metius of Alkmaar.
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  • Among interesting places may be mentioned Alkmaar, Heilo, Egmond, Kastrikum and Beverwyk, which, like Velzen a few miles south, was granted by Charles Martel to Willebrord, the apostle of the Frisians, in the first half of the 8th century.
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  • Purmerend, Alkmaar and Enkhuizen are the chief market centres.
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  • Cornelius van Drebbel, at Alkmaar, first employed cochineal for the production of scarlet in 1650.
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  • It has communication by railway and canal in every direction; steam-tramways connect it with Edam, Purmerend, Alkmaar and Hilversum, and electric railways with Haarlem and the seaside resort of Zandvoort.
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  • The sieges of Haarlem, Neth er- Alkmaar and Leiden saved Holland from being lands.
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