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Coral Sea


Before the Nautilus’s spur there stretched the dangerous waterways of the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia.
Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  an arm of the South Pacific northeast of Australia
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Often referenced as the location of a key sea battle during World War II (1942) where the U.S. defeated the Japanese in the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based from aircraft carriers.
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  • Before the Nautilus’s spur there stretched the dangerous waterways of the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He was assigned to Patuxent’s studios to paint a mural of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Between Cairns and Port Moresby, in the Coral Sea, they had come upon a ship.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Sea-forested, water-far, the grotted coral sea-far horn-note.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • On January 4, two days after crossing the Coral Sea, we raised the coast of Papua.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Coral Sea [9] , Black Sea [5] , Red Sea [5] , Bering Sea [7] , Caspian Sea [7] , Mediterranean Sea [7] , Aegean Sea [8] , Baltic Sea [8] , South China Sea [8] , Yellow Sea [8] , Adriatic Sea [9]
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