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English Channel

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Definition arm of the Atlantic Ocean between England and France
  • Maycomb had lost no time in getting Mr. Ewell's views on Tom's demise and passing them along through that English Channel of gossip, Miss Stephanie Crawford.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
English Channel = arm of the Atlantic Ocean between England and France
  • Would the Nautilus dare to tackle the English Channel?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • What about the English Channel?
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • I was shocked by the speed with which the Nazis crushed Europe and occupied Paris and planted the swastika at the English Channel.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Submarines appear in the English Channel, in green.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • A week later, Lancelot and Uncle Dap were sitting in a peculiar boat in the middle of the English Channel.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Heading up the English Channel, the ship was caught in gale winds and for three days there was little sleep for anyone.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Shari, who is right across the English Channel, in France.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Two of them were space fillers, but one was a feature on a teenage girl who swam the English Channel.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • It was a city of detached mansions; a Mediterranean lounging-place on the English Channel; and as seen now by night it seemed even more imposing than it was.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Had hoped when in the English Channel to be able to signal for help or get in somewhere.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The English Channel.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She went to New London and to Halifax and to St. John's, and then she crossed the Atlantic and went up the English Channel and into the London River, but she couldn't get far up that.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Nowhere, perhaps, except on the shores of the English Channel, where Normandy merges into Brittany, have I been able to find such copious examples of what you might call a vegetable kingdom in the clouds.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • They were used to jogging off alone through a hundred miles of jungle, where there was always the delightful chance of being delayed by tigers; but they would no more have bathed in the English Channel in an English August than their brothers across the world would have lain still while a leopard snuffed at their palanquin.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The girl was left to the care of her grandfather, who, since three of his ribs became broken in a shipwreck, had lived in this airy perch on Egdon, a spot which had taken his fancy because the house was to be had for next to nothing, and because a remote blue tinge on the horizon between the hills, visible from the cottage door, was traditionally believed to be the English Channel.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • If it was going to enter the English Channel, it clearly needed to head east.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • They must have had help, someone at the airport, so that they could jump up, the way they did, somewhere over the English Channel, and start shouting orders and waving around the firearms.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Southerly, at many miles' distance, and over the hills and ridges coastward, she could discern a surface like polished steel: it was the English Channel at a point far out towards France.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • After our position had been marked on the chart, I saw that we were passing into the mouth of the English Channel, that our heading would take us to the northernmost seas with incomparable speed.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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