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strait
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Leaves of Grass
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  • You vapors, I think I have risen with you, moved away to distant continents, and fallen down there, for reasons, I think I have blown with you you winds; You waters I have finger’d every shore with you, I have run through what any river or strait of the globe has run through, I have taken my stand on the bases of peninsulas and on the high embedded rocks, to cry thence: What cities the light or warmth penetrates I penetrate those cities myself, All islands to which birds wing their way…

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as in: Strait of Hormuz Define
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
as in: put her in a tough strait Define
a bad or difficult situation
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