Abukir


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A·bu Qir

also A·bu·kir  (ä′bo͞o-kîr′, ăb′o͞o-)
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.

A•bu•kir

(ˌɑ buˈkɪər, ˌæb u-)

n.
a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
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Noun1.Abukir - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern EgyptAbukir - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
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Goddio has taken 20 years to reclaim the artefacts that comprise this mesmerising exhibition but it was in 1933 that a British Royal Air Force pilot taking off from an air base on the Bay of Abukir, on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, glimpsed the outline of ruins under the sea.
En cualquier caso, incluso en el celebre medallon de Abukir no hay una identificacion absoluta entre ambos personajes.
In the British effort to drive the French out of Egypt, where Napoleon had left his army to fend for itself after Nelson had destroyed the French fleet in Abukir Bay, General Moore was sent to coordinate with the Ottoman army in Jaffa; his equanimity was deemed to have a calming effect on the volatile Orientals.