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Persian Gulf


They had become merchant bankers in an unofficial way, staking small prospecting companies, staking trading ventures to India and Arabia and the Persian Gulf (still in the Arab dhows of the postage stamp).
V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world
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  • They had become merchant bankers in an unofficial way, staking small prospecting companies, staking trading ventures to India and Arabia and the Persian Gulf (still in the Arab dhows of the postage stamp).
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • ’The coral fishery gives employment to many men in the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, and other places.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The C-130 roared on, heading slightly more northerly now, up toward the coast of Baluchistan, which stretches 470 miles along the northern shoreline of the Arabian Sea and commands, strategically, the inward and outward oil lanes to the Persian Gulf.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Setting its course to the north–northwest, the ship headed toward the Gulf of Oman, carved out between Arabia and the Indian peninsula and providing access to the Persian Gulf.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • On the opening day of the war game, Blue Team poured tens of thousands of troops into the Persian Gulf.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The southern part of Mesopotamia as far as the Persian Gulf was, and is, a flat hot land of marsh and plain, very productive when drained, but, apart from the date-palm, altogether without timber and without metals.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • They dispatched National Guard and Army troops, who turned their guns against Americans — barely more than a year after the bloody (for the Iraqi people) Persian Gulf War.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • With favoring winds it is wafted past the site of the fabulous islands of Atlantis and the Hesperides, makes the periplus of Hanno, and, floating by Ternate and Tidore and the mouth of the Persian Gulf, melts in the tropic gales of the Indian seas, and is landed in ports of which Alexander only heard the names.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He answered on the seventh ring, said he thought Dylar was an island in the Persian Gulf, one of those oil terminals crucial to the survival of the West.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • Aboard a ship called the Star Castor he saw the Persian Gulf, Japan, Australia, and Baltimore.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • If the Iraqi Air Force bombed a tanker in the Persian Gulf, it was because America told them to do it.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • And Edward would not promise not to do it again, though, fortunately, they struck a streak of cooler weather when they were in the Persian Gulf.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Yes, sir, once, in the Persian Gulf.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • I tell you there are no such eyes as mine this side of the Persian Gulf.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Yes, sir, once, in the Persian Gulf.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • And in the lead-up to war during the winter of 2002-03, that meant the Persian Gulf off Iraq.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The only remaining god to play an important part in the poem is Ea (Sumerian Enki), the god of wisdom, whose particular element was the sweet waters bringing life to the land, and whose house was at Eridu, which was then on the Persian Gulf.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • On the second day of the war, he put a fleet of small boats in the Persian Gulf to track the ships of the invading Blue Team navy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • In order to maintain the balance of power in the Persian Gulf, he said, the United States would have to play both sides against the middle, supporting both Iraq and Iran.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • When Red Team’s surprise attack was over, sixteen American ships lay at the bottom of the Persian Gulf.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "All right, we’ll return, Mr. Land, and after the Persian Gulf, if the Nautilus wants to visit the Red Sea, the Strait of Bab el Mandeb is still there to let us in!"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • For a day and a half after Red Team’s surprise attack on Blue Team in the Persian Gulf, an uncomfortable silence fell over the JFCOM facility.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Blue Team’s sixteen lost ships, which were lying at the bottom of the Persian Gulf, were refloated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • s surprise attack on Blue Team in the Persian Gulf, an uncomfortable silence fell over the JFCOM facility.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Blue Team’s sixteen lost ships, which were lying at the bottom of the Persian Gulf, were refloated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The military had been transformed, and with that, the Pentagon confidently turned its attention to the real Persian Gulf.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • According to the Millennium Challenge scenario, a rogue military commander had broken away from his government somewhere in the Persian Gulf and was threatening to engulf the entire region in war.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • From there we would be smuggled by speedboat across the Persian Gulf to one of the Arab emirates.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Zeitoun and his shipmates knew that entering the Gulf of Oman, en route to the Persian Gulf, meant risking the wrath of Iraqi or Iranian submarines and warships.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • For the Sumerians, Ocean was somewhere out beyond the Persian Gulf, and there too was Dilmun, where the rivers ran into the sea, so that ’the mouth of the rivers’ is exactly equivalent to the Greek ’springs of Ocean’, there were the Elysian Fields and the blessed isles of Homer and Hesiod, ’towards night, in the far west in a soft meadow among spring flowers’.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • A flight to Bandar Abbas and a speedboat ride across the Persian Gulf a flight to Zahidan and a smuggling run into Pakistan, a flight to Tokyo on a borrowed passport these had been our workable alternatives.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Because, an interval of three hundred and sixty-five days and nights was before him; an interval which, instead of impatiently enduring ashore, he would spend in a miscellaneous hunt; if by chance the White Whale, spending his vacation in seas far remote from his periodical feeding-grounds, should turn up his wrinkled brow off the Persian Gulf, or in the Bengal Bay, or China Seas, or in any other waters haunted by his race.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Persian Gulf has no outlet, and if we enter those waters, it won’t be long before we return in our tracks."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Persian Gulf [6] , Middle East [2] , Pakistan [2] , Lebanon [4] , Palestine [4] , Bangladesh [5] , Sahara [5] , Kuwait [6] , West Bank [6] , Gulf of Oman [8] , Qatar [8] , Gulf of Oman [8]
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