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Bay of Bengal

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Definition an arm of the Indian Ocean east of India
  • But in early May, we hoped, the approach of the monsoon from the Bay of Bengal would force the jet stream north into Tibet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It was a lovely, breezy, hot Sunday afternoon and the Bay of Bengal glittered under a blue sky.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • On January 27, at the entrance to the huge Bay of Bengal, we repeatedly encountered a gruesome sight: human corpses floating on the surface of the waves!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It is swarming with Bangladeshis that L. Bob Rife plucked out of the Bay of Bengal after their country washed into the ocean in a series of massive floods, caused by ieforestation farther upstream in India-hydrological warfare.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The first few days of the voyage passed prosperously, amid favourable weather and propitious winds, and they soon came in sight of the great Andaman, the principal of the islands in the Bay of Bengal, with its picturesque Saddle Peak, two thousand four hundred feet high, looming above the waters.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • And indeed they had reason to fly in this manner; for the truth of it was the pretended Captain was the gunner only, and not the commander; that having been on a trading voyage, they were attacked on shore by the Malayans, who killed three men and the Captain; after whose death the other eleven men ran away with the ship to the Bay of Bengal, and left the mate and five men more on shore: but of this affair we shall have occasion to speak more at length hereafter.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • We sailed from Madras across the Bay of Bengal, down through the Strait of Malacca, around Singapore and up to Manila.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Now then, at the spot indicated on the world map, one of these seagoing rivers was rolling by, the Kuroshio of the Japanese, the Black Current: heated by perpendicular rays from the tropical sun, it leaves the Bay of Bengal, crosses the Strait of Malacca, goes up the shores of Asia, and curves into the north Pacific as far as the Aleutian Islands, carrying along trunks of camphor trees and other local items, the pure indigo of its warm waters sharply contrasting with the ocean's waves.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "Professor," Captain Nemo then told me, "there are pearl fisheries in the Bay of Bengal, the seas of the East Indies, the seas of China and Japan, plus those seas south of the United States, the Gulf of Panama and the Gulf of California; but it's off Ceylon that such fishing reaps its richest rewards.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • ...and their many affluents, (I my shores of America walking to-day behold, resuming all,) The tale of Alexander on his warlike marches suddenly dying, On one side China and on the other side Persia and Arabia, To the south the great seas and the bay of Bengal, The flowing literatures, tremendous epics, religions, castes, Old occult Brahma interminably far back, the tender and junior Buddha, Central and southern empires and all their belongings, possessors, The wars of Tamerlane,the reign...
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass

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