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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crete  \Crete\  (kr[=e]t),  n.  [L.  Cres,  Cretis.] 
  A  Cretan 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Crete 
  n  :  the  largest  Greek  island  in  the  Mediterranean;  site  of  the 
  Minoan  civilization  that  reached  its  peak  in  1600  BC 
  [syn:  {Crete}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crete,  IL  (village,  FIPS  17523) 
  Location:  41.45319  N,  87.61509  W 
  Population  (1990):  6773  (2505  housing  units) 
  Area:  12.0  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60417 
  Crete,  ND 
  Zip  code(s):  58040 
  Crete,  NE  (city,  FIPS  11370) 
  Location:  40.62564  N,  96.95830  W 
  Population  (1990):  4841  (1865  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68333 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Crete 
  now  called  Candia,  one  of  the  largest  islands  in  the 
  Meditterranean,  about  140  miles  long  and  35  broad.  It  was  at  one 
  time  a  very  prosperous  and  populous  island,  having  a  "hundred 
  cities."  The  character  of  the  people  is  described  in  Paul's 
  quotation  from  "one  of  their  own  poets"  Epimenides  in  his 
  epistle  to  Titus:  "The  Cretans  are  alway  liars,  evil  beasts, 
  slow  bellies"  (Titus  1:12).  Jews  from  Crete  were  in  Jerusalem  on 
  the  day  of  Pentecost  (Acts  2:11).  The  island  was  visited  by  Paul 
  on  his  voyage  to  Rome  (Acts  27).  Here  Paul  subsequently  left 
  Titus  (1:5)  "to  ordain  elders."  Some  have  supposed  that  it  was 
  the  original  home  of  the  Caphtorim  (q.v.)  or  Philistines. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Crete,  carnal;  fleshly 
 




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