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  • Three years after that, the airline lost another 747 near Sakhalin Island, in Russia, followed by a Boeing 707 that went down over the Andaman Sea in 1987, two more crashes in 1989 in Tripoli and Seoul, and then another in 1994 in Cheju, South Korea.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Sir, at the farthest for a week or two; But then up farther, and as far as Rome; And so to Tripoli, if God lend me life.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • In bright bodices with their waists under their armpits, in long skirts and flowing sleeves, in camelin de Tripoli or taffeta or rosete, the delicate creatures swam into their places with an aroma of myrrh and honey —with which they had washed their teeth.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He quickly noticed something interesting about the lyrics to the stirring anthem that all recruits had to memorize, the "Marine Corps Hymn" ("From the halls of Montezuma/To the shores of Tripoli/We fight our country’s battles/In the air, on land and sea").
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • On June 22, 1893, during maneuvers off Tripoli, this marvel of naval technology had been struck by the H.M.S. Camperdown.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • That grown in Tripoli was far too strong, the American much better, he said, as two immensely long pipes were brought in, ceremoniously filled, and lighted.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • From there he made his way to Tripoli with a stock of cheap watches to hawk about,—not a very great opening truly, but it turned out lucky enough, because it was there he came upon a Dutch traveller—a rather famous man, I believe, but I don’t remember his name.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • "As soon as the first fury of this terrible pestilence was over, a sale was made of the Dey’s slaves; I was purchased by a merchant, and carried to Tunis; this man sold me to another merchant, who sold me again to another at Tripoli; from Tripoli I was sold to Alexandria, from Alexandria to Smyrna, and from Smyrna to Constantinople.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I see African and Asiatic towns, I see Algiers, Tripoli, Derne, Mogadore, Timbuctoo, Monrovia, I see the swarms of Pekin, Canton, Benares, Delhi, Calcutta, Tokio, I see the Kruman in his hut, and the Dahoman and Ashantee-man in their huts, I see the Turk smoking opium in Aleppo, I see the picturesque crowds at the fairs of Khiva and those of Herat, I see Teheran, I see Muscat and Medina and the intervening sands, see the caravans toiling onward, I see Egypt and the Egyptians, I see the…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • America was a great nation, declared His Excellency, but unfortunately a state of war existed between America and Tripoli.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • At the end of a round of ambassadorial "visits," he stopped to pay his respects to a new member of the diplomatic corps in London, His Excellency Abdrahaman, envoy of the Sultan of Tripoli.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The Barbary States were the sovereigns of the Mediterranean all the same, he was told, and without a treaty of peace there could be no peace between Tripoli and America.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Increasingly their time and correspondence was taken up by concerns over American shipping in the Mediterranean and demands for tribute made by the Barbary States of North Africa—Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At a meeting with Ambassador Abdrahaman, Adams and Jefferson were told that peace with Tripoli would cost 30,000 guineas for his employers, as His Excellency put it, plus 3,000 pounds sterling for himself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He was particularly funny in an account of an interview he had with the Turkish ambassador [the envoy from Tripoli] in England.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "As soon as the first fury of this terrible pestilence was over, a sale was made of the Dey’s slaves; I was purchased by a merchant, and carried to Tunis; this man sold me to another merchant, who sold me again to another at Tripoli; from Tripoli I was sold to Alexandria, from Alexandria to Smyrna, and from Smyrna to Constantinople.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
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