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as in: First Crusade to Jerusalem Define
any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe invaded Muslims in the Holy Land in the Middle East
  • One of your ancestors had joined the Crusades, and supposing it to be only that of St. Louis, that makes you mount to the thirteenth century, which is tolerably ancient.
  • He had within his reach his pistols and carbine, and Ali, standing near him, held one of the small Arabian hatchets, whose form has not varied since the Crusades.

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  • Resentments date back to the Crusades.
  • One of the goals of the West in The First Crusade was to recapture Jerusalem after 461 years of Muslim rule.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Crusade(retrieved 03/31/08)

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as in: a crusade against pollution Define
long and determined effort for a cause that is passionately believed to be important
as in: First Crusade to Jerusalem Define
any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe invaded Muslims in the Holy Land in the Middle East
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