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 (hăt′ər-əs), Cape
A promontory of North Carolina's Outer Banks east of Pamlico Sound. The area's frequent storms have caused many shipwrecks nearby.
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(Placename) Cape Hatteras a promontory off the E coast of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, which is situated between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic: known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its danger to shipping
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(ˈhæt ər əs)

Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina.
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Sprawling over that seaman's silent and trusted adviser, with one elbow upon the coast of Africa and the other planted in the neighbourhood of Cape Hatteras (it was a general track-chart of the North Atlantic), my skipper lifted his rugged, hairy face, and glared at me in a half-exasperated, half-appealing way.
But if home be the other kind, let it be wide and long--enter you at the Golden Gate, hang your hat on Hatteras, your cape on Cape Horn and go out by the Labrador.
May 8th, we were still crossing Cape Hatteras, at the height of the North Caroline.
By the Lord Harry, woman, if Garnsey only lay somewhere between Cape Hatteras and the bite of Logann, but you’d see rum cheap!
We had been at sea seven days, and were now off Cape Hatteras, when there came a tremendously heavy blow from the southwest.
PPB Capital Partners has announced it has entered into a new collaborative partnership with Gondola Capital, formerly of Hatteras Funds, the company said.
The areas examined were Mantoloking (New Jersey), Hatteras and Frisco (North Carolina), Santa Rosa Island (Florida), Dauphin Island (Alabama) and Bolivar (Texas).
Officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore clarified these objects were what was known as "mermaid's purses" or "devil's pocketbooks" - the egg casings of sea skates.
The management team at ACA founded a privately held REIT (ACM Financial Trust, Inc.) in 1998, which remained ACA's sole management responsibility until 2007 when management formed Hatteras Financial.
Officials in North Carolina have issued mandatory evacuation orders for Dare County and Hatteras Island.
eastern seaboard showed similar results stretching from Cape Hatteras in North Carolina south to Miami.