The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A fortified seaport in France, on the Strait of Dover, where it is 21 m. across; was in possession of the English from 1347 to 1558, and the last town held by them on French soil; is the chief landing-place for travellers from England to the Continent, and has considerable export trade, as well as cotton and tulle manufactures.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Calais'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/calais.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.