Strait of

Strait of

 (strāt) or Straits of (strāts)
For names of actual straits, see the specific element of the name; for example, Juan de Fuca, Strait of; Florida, Straits of.
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On this occasion, Captain Nemo informed me that his intention was to get into the Indian Ocean by the Strait of Torres.
Although w know that there are tides, which run within the Narrow of the Strait of Magellan at the rate of eight knots an hour yet we must confess that it makes the head almost giddy t reflect on the number of years, century after century, whic the tides, unaided by a heavy surf, must have required t have corroded so vast an area and thickness of solid basalti lava.
This bird is known to have a wide geographica range, being found on the west coast of South America from the Strait of Magellan along the Cordillera as far a eight degrees north of the equator.
On March 1st, 1833, and again on March 16th, 1834, th Beagle anchored in Berkeley Sound, in East Falkland Island This archipelago is situated in nearly the same latitude wit the mouth of the Strait of Magellan; it covers a space o one hundred and twenty by sixty geographical miles, and is little more than half the size of Ireland.
The following night they passed through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, which means in Arabic The Bridge of Tears, and the next day they put in at Steamer Point, north-west of Aden harbour, to take in coal.
The Huthis have been closely linked with Iran, which already overlooks another maritime chokepoint, the Strait of Hormuz linking the Gulf with the Arabian Sea.
The Islamic Republic has announced plans to build a new oil export terminal outside the Strait of Hormuz, which could make its threats to close the strait in a crisis more credible.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined Iran's tight and full control over the regional waters, specially the Strait of Hormuz.
Rick and Pat Strait of Eugene recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They don't have the military capability to close the world's most important waterway Every five years, the Iranians would threaten the whole world that they would close the Strait of Hormuz.
This month tensions in the Persian Gulf increased following Iran's threatened closure of the strategic Strait of Hormuz over a planned embargo of Iranian oil.
Oil traders are dusting off maps of the Strait of Hormuz and reaching for legal treaties to deal with the crisis in the oil-rich Gulf.