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.
"We have a plan for closing the Strait of Hormuz, but executing the plan needs the permission of the Supreme Leader," Firouzabadi told reporters on the sidelines of an annual gathering of the IRGC commanders in Tehran at the time.
Only one oil producer sends all its oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz, and that is Iran.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian army and IRGC commanders are due to go to the parliament to discuss the latest conditions, developments and security of Iran's Southern waters and the strategic Strait of Hormuz in a meeting with the members of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined the IRGC's superior power in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and stressed that naval forces of the alien countries in the region are fearful of the IRGC's power.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator underlined the vital importance of the strategic Strait of Hormuz for the world's energy market, and said there is no alternative route to replace the waterway for exporting Persian Gulf crude.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker disclosed some contents of a draft bill which, if approved, will require the government to close the Strait of Hormuz to those tankers shipping crude to the countries that support sanctions against Iran, saying if Iran embarks on shutting the waterway, it will be kept closed until all sanctions are annulled.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmadi Vahidi underlined the significance of the Strait of Hormuz for Iran, cautioning that the country is closely monitoring all moves and developments in the sensitive waterway which happens to be the world's oil lifeline.