Strait of Magellan

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Noun1.Strait of Magellan - the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built
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MacDougall lost her in Magellan Straits. 'Twas only yesterday ut was in the paper."
Bitar was Minister of Mining under Allende and was detained with other members of the Allende cabinet and taken to a labor camp on Dawson Island in the Magellan Straits. He was then exiled from Chile and lived in the US for 10 years, returning to Chile in 1984.
On September 3, the Admiralty ordered Cradock to abandon the Caribbean and proceed south to, and through, the Magellan Straits, commencing a search of the western coast of South America for the East Asiatic Cruiser Squadron.
On the way back, the ship was caught in a perilous storm north o the Magellan Straits, an important trade route o the Chilean coast.
By evening the waters had become choppy and I realised we had popped back out into the Pacific again, but it was only for a short time before turning into the legendary Magellan Straits, reviving schoolboy memories of Ferdinand Magellan, the explorer who discovered the route which allowed ships to pass safely from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean some 400 years before the Panama Canal was opened with the same objective.
SOUTHWELL: GAZETTE BET: 6.35 Magellan Straits. NAOMI MATTHEW: 6.05 Mutual Respect, 6.35 Putney Bridge, 7.05 Two Left Boots, 7.35 Sir Frank, 8.05 Railway Diva, 8.35 Bathwick Man, 9.05 Dorabelle.
Others to follow Market Rasen 2.00 Rubipresent, 2.30 Piccolo Pride, 3.00 Bijou Dan, 3.30 Sea Venture, 4.00 Magellan Straits, 5.00 Spring Snow.
Sue Smith likes nothing better than a winner at Haydock, and her Magellan Straits holds leading claims in the Blue Square ''Fixed Brush'' Novices' Hurdle Final Bonus Race.
HAYDOCK: 2.25 Flake, 2.55 Magellan Straits, 3.30 Stellino, 4.05 Beggars Cap, 4.40 Stagecoach Diamond, 5.15 Temoin, 5.45 Peveril.
HAYDOCK: 2.25 Stellino, 2.55 Magellan Straits, 3.30 Flake, 4.05 Beggars Cap, 4.40 Stagecoach Diamond, 5.15 Borero, 5.45 Bunglasha Jake.
It overlooks the Magellan Straits, a bustling nest of humanity on the ragged, bleak, windswept tip of the South American continent.
Dust from the ice cores was analysed and found to be a close match with mud of the same age in the Magellan Straits, showing that most of the dust originated in this region.