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Strait of Gibraltar


Departing from the waterways of Greece on the morning of February 16, we cleared the Strait of Gibraltar by sunrise on the 18th.
Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  the strait between Europe and Africa (Spain and Morocco) — connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
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  • Departing from the waterways of Greece on the morning of February 16, we cleared the Strait of Gibraltar by sunrise on the 18th.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • 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
  • Approaching the Strait of Gibraltar.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Some people claim I created the whole Strait of Gibraltar by shoving mountains apart.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena

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  • If they seriously intend it, I shall only say that we shall be delighted to offer Signor Mussolini a free and safeguarded passage through the Strait of Gibraltar in order that he may play the part to which he aspires.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • I observed that these Mediterranean depths became more and more cluttered with such gruesome wreckage as the Nautilus drew nearer to the Strait of Gibraltar.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • On February 18, near three o’clock in the morning, it hove before the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Emerging from the Strait of Gibraltar, the Nautilus took to the high seas.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Yet this isn’t the case, and we’re naturally forced to believe in the existence of some lower current that carries the Mediterranean’s surplus through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Atlantic basin.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Oh, I grant you, if the Nautilus had emerged from the Strait of Gibraltar and made for that cape in the south, if it were taking us toward those regions that have no continents, then I’d share your alarm.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Finally, the naturalists of antiquity mention some monsters with mouths as big as a gulf, which were too huge to get through the Strait of Gibraltar.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Strait of Gibraltar , Long Island Sound [6] , English Channel [7] , Northwest Passage [8] , Bering Strait [9] , Strait of Hormuz [9] , Strait of Magellan [9]
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