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Black Sea
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  • The black sea closed above us.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The wind had sunk to about forty miles an hour from the east, and there was no snow falling as we took off through a black sea fog, promptly lost sight of Churchill, and circled into the northwest.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It was floating on a black sea.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The blue Mediterranean appeared, and by a strange chance, I saw the fiend enter by night and hide himself in a vessel bound for the Black Sea.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • —It’s the Black Sea in a midnight gale.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • My father ruled the far shores of the Black Sea, as far to the east as a Greek ship could sail in those days.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Omme ignotum pro magnifico, and so with heavy hearts we start to find what ships leave for the Black Sea last night.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I was in Stockholm and the Black Sea, the Dardanelles under Captain Dalton, the best bloody man that ever scuttled a ship.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He recognized his bushy eyebrows, his watery gray eyes, his chin and the double chin under it, and he knew him for one of France’s great modern revolutionary figures who had led the mutiny of the French Navy in the Black Sea.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • About 4,000 years ago, the primitive Indo-Europeans lived in areas bordering on the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • This includes three from the Med, since submarines there come from the Northern Fleet, not the Black Sea Fleet.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Egypt claimed its ships, bound from the Black Sea to Alexandria, were being delayed in the Straits, and charged Turkey with a breach of the Montreaux Convention.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Russia hasn’t got a port that doesn’t freeze up in the winter except Odessa, and that’s on the Black Sea.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Putting to sea in the magnificent Argo with a great company of warriors, he had sailed in the direction of the Black Sea, and, though delayed by many fabulous dangers, arrived, at last, miles beyond the Bosporus, at the city and palace of King Aeetes.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Signs of renewed collective enterprise and an increased sense of national identity are the Olympic games, founded in 766 B.C., the establishment of an oracular center for all Greeks at Delphi, and a new wave of colonization and exploration that expanded the Greek horizons from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Black Sea beyond the Troad.7 It has been noted that a main concern of The Iliad is the difficulties of keeping together a massive but tenuously united coalition.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I have sometimes half suspected that here the winged ram Chrysomallus left that Fleece after which Jason and his Argonauts went vaguely wandering into the shadowy East three thousand years ago; and certainly one might frame a pretty and not far-fetched analogy of witchery and dragons’ teeth, and blood and armed men, between the ancient and the modern quest of the Golden Fleece in the Black Sea.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • It wasn’t anywhere near the Black Sea, or I would have remembered.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • 1346: Tartars send soldiers infected with the plague over the wall in the siege of Caffa on the Black Sea.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Forget the lousy house in Geneva, Kruppie, how about a mansion on the Black Sea?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • rowed a boat across the Volga under a strafing attack by Stukas, who was captured by the Germans and escaped, who fled south wearing newspapers for shoes and married a gypsy in the Carpathians and ate whitefish from the Black Sea and disappeared somewhere in the Urals.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • If the earth had no atmosphere, Aziza had said a little breathlessly,the sky wouldn …t be blue at all but a pitch-black sea and the sun a big bright star in the dark "Is Aziza coming home with us this time?"
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And your parents followed this remarkable man across the black sea of prejudice, safely out of the land of ignorance, through the storms of fear and anger, shouting, LET MY PEOPLE GO!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It looked first like a black mist creeping on the ground, then like the stormy waves of a black sea rising higher and higher as it came on, and then, at last, like what it was woods on the move.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Having entered all cotton shacks during the hour, having flooded all the valuables out, it was now carrying the clocks and the washboards, the silk bolts and curtain rods on down to some distant black sea.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • The lights were as beacons in a black sea.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The black sea smoothed.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • We stared out at the garden, an aromatic black sea of vegetation that breathed in the salt from the river.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • A mile out, they would arrange the boats in a circle on the black sea, drop their nets, and, holding their lanterns over the water, they would approximate the moon.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The valley below was as dark as a black sea.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Sing with me, the duende cries, sing for the black sea that awaits your voice.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Behind them came the bulk of the army—a black sea of creepy-crawlies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She floated, serene and at peace, on a black sea that knew no shore.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • We thank you for your stars that watch over us as we sail this cold black sea.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • This "black sea" of people was restless.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The black sky went grey as slate; the black sea turned grey-green; the black mountains of Great Wyk across the bay put on the blue-green hues of soldier pines.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • …skies, Tides swift and ample, well-loved by me, toward sundown, The flowing sea-currents, the little islands, larger adjoining islands, the heights, the villas, The countless masts, the white shore-steamers, the lighters, the ferry-boats, the black sea-steamers well-model’d, The down-town streets, the jobbers’ houses of business, the houses of business of the ship-merchants and money-brokers, the river-streets, Immigrants arriving, fifteen or twenty thousand in a week, The carts…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Two years later, Ahmad had graduated and was crisscrossing the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I myself would prefer to outflank them by way of Norway or the Black Sea, but, not being British, we don’t have that option.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • So is the Gulf of Finland, Alex, and, I believe, the Black Sea.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In A.D. 330 Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the city he had founded at the approach to the Black Sea.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Several hundred of his missile and air bases, from the Chukchi Peninsula to the Baltic, and from Vladivostok to the Black Sea, have certainly been destroyed.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • A trip that would take us at once away from the glittering capitals of Europe towards the Black Sea, where we would dock at Varna and begin that search in the rural countryside of the Carpathians.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And heaved and heaved, still unrestingly heaved the black sea, as if its vast tides were a conscience; and the great mundane soul were in anguish and remorse for the long sin and suffering it had bred.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • That was done when we were Iying becalmed off Odessa in the Black Sea under Captain Dalton.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The procession moved slowly and quietly through a black sea of men and women dressed for mourning.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • As I knew that he wanted to get back to Transylvania, I felt sure that he must go by the Danube mouth, or by somewhere in the Black Sea, since by that way he come.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There we find that only one Black Sea bound ship go out with the tide.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He’d taken a Black Sea cruise the previous summer and become hopelessly seasick.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • That he scatter his money in making quick inquiry as to what ship sails for the Black Sea and for where.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Wherever he may be in the Black Sea, the Count is hurrying to his destination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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