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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.


(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


(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.
The three Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) campgrounds were temporarily closed after Dare County and Hyde County issued mandatory non-resident evacuation orders for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in an effort to protect life safety during a period of lost and unreliable electrical service.
Hatteras Funds, a provider of unique alternative investment solutions for financial advisors and their clients, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Portfolio Advisors, a global private capital firm with a proven track record, to serve as sub-advisor for the Hatteras Core Alternatives Fund, the company said.
NYSE: NLY) has completed its exchange offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hatteras Financial Corp.
The Cape Hatteras will replace the college's current training vessel, the R/V Dan Moore, which is nearly 50 years old and is well past its serviceable life for a ship of its kind.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-1 March 2010-Windstream adopts Hatteras Solution for Ethernet service deliver(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
When you think of the iconic light house, you're thinking of Hatteras Island, whether you know it or not.
HATTERAS BLUES: A STORY FROM THE EDGE OF AMERICA is part biography and part regional history: it uses the experiences of one long-time fisherman on North Carolina's outer banks to reveal the issues of a fading industry and the development of Hatteras Village in the heart of Hurricane Alley.