Ushant


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Ushant

(ŭsh`ənt), Fr. Ouessant, island, 10 sq mi (25.9 sq km), Finistère dept., off Brittany, in the Atlantic, c.10 mi (16 km) from the mainland. A hazard to navigation and subject to intense fall and winter storms, Ushant has several lighthouses and marks the southwestern entrance to the English Channel. Sheep raising and fishing are economically important, as is summer tourism. In 1778 and 1794 naval battles occurred nearby between the French and English.

Ushant

an island off the NW coast of France, at the tip of Brittany: scene of naval battles in 1778 and 1794 between France and Britain. Area: about 16 sq. km (6 sq. miles)
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Ushant declares that he is "sick of being tracked like a wild animal" without realizing that it is his embodiment of national tradition as a duke that makes him hunted in his own land (290).
During the following autumn and winter the Royal Navy and Britain generally became further distracted by an argument that arose between two of the commanders at Ushant over their actions in that engagement: Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser and his superior, Admiral the Honorable Augustus Keppel.
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Anos mas tarde, Bowker descubre en la autobiografia de Aiken, Ushant, el plan malevolo del narrador estadounidense: "Decidio experimentar con Lowry, haciendolo una extension de su propia conciencia".
Under him and subsequently Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, she saw service in the two battles of Ushant and in 1796 she bore the flag of Admiral Sir John Jervis at the battle of Cape St Vincent.
115) For Sandwich, Ushant was a vindication of the policy to maintain strong home defenses.
En su ensayo autobiografico Ushant, Aiken describe la escena de la siguiente manera: "A la sombra del volcan y al sonido del repicar de los tacones de Nita [Jan], esos inmisericordes y duros taconcitos repercutiendo sobre los mosaicos del corredor, Nita a la que D.
The Ouessant takes its name from a French-owned island, also known as Ushant, in the Atlantic off the western coast of Brittany.
For months on end he would keep the French bottled up, staying just off Ushant Island ready to pounce on anybody venturing out.
No fault of Mr Martin, I assure you, whose record-breaking two-hour lecture was what I believe critics call a tour de force; rather it was the fault of single-handed yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, who was at the time making her way up to the finishing line of her record-breaking around-the-world voyage at Ushant.