Strait of Dover

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Noun1.Strait of Dover - the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
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Pitt, as a traitor to the nation and to the rights of man, is sentenced to..." But before Pierre- who at that moment imagined himself to be Napoleon in person and to have just effected the dangerous crossing of the Straits of Dover and captured London- could pronounce Pitt's sentence, he saw a well-built and handsome young officer entering his room.
Mate says we must be past Straits of Dover, as in a moment of fog lifting he saw North Foreland, just as he heard the man cry out.
But long before the declaration of war--indeed,on Whit Monday--the whole German fleet of eighteen battleships, with a flotilla of fuel tenders and converted liners containing stores to be used in support of the air-fleet, had passed through the straits of Dover and headed boldly for New York.
Strong northerly winds coming in off the Atlantic coincided with a relatively high tide, thereby forcing an unusually large quantity of water down the narrowing north-south axis of the North Sea to the bottleneck at the Straits of Dover. The rota-Turn to Page 28 The seas were angry at Tynemouth last week - but there was no danger of a repeat of the tragedy of 1953 From Page 27 tion of the earth ensured that the water was deflected to the west of the tidal currents, thereby hitting the east coast of Britain.
UK naval vessels have been shadowing a Russian aircraft carrier through the Straits of Dover.
Speed with Guy Martin C4, 7.30pm The English Channel is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world and at its narrowest point, the Straits of Dover, 33km of sea separates England and France.
There are a lot of frighteningly large blue circles, indicating the drownings of thousands, in the Straits of Gibraltar and of Otranto, the Aegean, and the waters between Tunisia and Italy, while another big purple circle in the Straits of Dover indicates the 58 Chinese who suffocated in a sealed lorry at Dover in June 2000.