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Continental

  

      adj  
1    of or characteristic of Europe, excluding the British Isles  
2    of or relating to the 13 original British North American colonies during and immediately after the War of American Independence  
      n  
3    sometimes not cap   an inhabitant of Europe, excluding the British Isles  
4    a regular soldier of the rebel army during the War of American Independence  
5      (U.S. history)   a currency note issued by the Continental Congress  
  Continentalism      n  
  Continentalist      n  


continental breakfast  
      n   a light breakfast of coffee and rolls  
continental climate  
      n   a climate characterized by hot summers, cold winters, and little rainfall, typical of the interior of a continent  
Continental Congress  
      n   the assembly of delegates from the North American rebel colonies held during and after the War of American Independence. It issued the Declaration of Independence (1776) and framed the Articles of Confederation (1777)  
continental crust  
      n     (Geology)   that part of the earth's crust that underlies the continents and continental shelves  
continental divide  
      n   the watershed of a continent, esp. (often caps.) the principal watershed of North America, formed by the Rocky Mountains  
continental drift  
      n     (Geology)   the theory that the earth's continents move gradually over the surface of the planet on a substratum of magma. The present-day configuration of the continents is thought to be the result of the fragmentation of a single landmass, Pangaea, that existed 200 million years ago  
   See also       plate tectonics  
continental quilt  
      n     (Brit)   a quilt, stuffed with down or a synthetic material and containing pockets of air, used as a bed cover in place of the top sheet and blankets,   (Also called)    duvet     (Austral.)   doona  
continental shelf  
      n   the sea bed surrounding a continent at depths of up to about 200 metres (100 fathoms), at the edge of which the continental slope drops steeply to the ocean floor.  
Continental System  
      n   the. Napoleon's plan in 1806 to blockade Britain by excluding her ships from ports on the mainland of Europe  
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