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(ˈɡɑːbɛs; French ɡabɛs)
1. (Placename) a port in E Tunisia. Pop: 116 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) Gulf of Gabès an inlet of the Mediterranean on the E coast of Tunisia
Ancient name: Syrtis Minor Arabic name: Qabis


(ˈgɑ bɛs)

Gulf of, a gulf of the Mediterranean on the E coast of Tunisia.
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Mare Tyrrhenum generally was considerably faded and distorted by dust fallout, the Syrtis Minor promontory being almost obliterated.
Mare Tyrrhenum was dark, especially at the north edge, and Syrtis Minor was just a small dark northward inflexion, as in 1999.
of Syrtis Minor and broadening and brightening the Hesperia gap, as shown by Minami's drawings (Figure 9B) and as imaged by Ikemura (Figure 10) and others.