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Continental System

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A name given to Napoleon’s plan for shutting out Great Britain from all commerce with the continent of Europe. He forbade under pain of war any nation of Europe to receive British exports, or to send imports to any of the British dominions. It began Nov. 21st, 1806.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Constitutions of Clarendon
Construe
Consuelo
Contango
Contemplate
Contempt of Court
Contenement
Contentment is true Riches
Contests of Wartburg (The)
Continence of a Scipio
Continental System
Contingent (A)
Contra bonos Mores (Latin)
Contretemps (French)
Conventicle
Conversation Sharp
Convey
Conveyers
Conway Cabal (The), 1777
Conyger or Conigry
Cooing and Billing

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Continental System