Strait of Dover

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Noun1.Strait of Dover - the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
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But before Pierre- who at that moment imagined himself to be Napoleon in person and to have just effected the dangerous crossing of the Straits of Dover and captured London- could pronounce Pitt's sentence, he saw a well-built and handsome young officer entering his room.
But long before the declaration of war--indeed,on Whit Monday--the whole German fleet of eighteen battleships, with a flotilla of fuel tenders and converted liners containing stores to be used in support of the air-fleet, had passed through the straits of Dover and headed boldly for New York.
Every day you could see what looked like a huge black cloud heading towards us across the Straits of Dover," says Tony.
There are a lot of frighteningly large blue circles, indicating the drownings of thousands, in the Straits of Gibraltar and of Otranto, the Aegean, and the waters between Tunisia and Italy, while another big purple circle in the Straits of Dover indicates the 58 Chinese who suffocated in a sealed lorry at Dover in June 2000.
The Channel is 21 miles at its narrowest point, the Straits of Dover.
After rowing for six hours, their 23ft boat Pendovey Swift finally made it into the Straits of Dover on Wednesday evening.
Another TN Trawler vessel illegally crossed the Straits of Dover, putting it at serious risk of collision with huge ships.