Alexandretta



former name of .
Historical Examples

In modern times, the most noted were the pigeons of Aleppo, which served as couriers at Alexandretta and Bagdad.
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts

The Alexandria here alluded to is of course Alexandretta, or Iskenderoon.
Early Travels in Palestine Arculf et al.

The time from Constantinople to Alexandretta is eight to ten days.
The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton

A branch line connects with the Mediterranean at Alexandretta.
Silver Chimes in Syria W. S. Nelson

During the first three months of 1915 there was only one fight of any importance on the coast of the Gulf of Alexandretta.
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

She had struck a mine near Alexandretta and lost half her crew.
The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley

Through unavoidable delays they were able to reach Alexandretta only on May 25.
The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton

A branch line has also been completed from Alexandretta to Toprak Kal.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Iskanderun (Alexandretta); source of a long inscription cut on both sides of a spheroidal object of unknown origin.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various

Besika Bay and Alexandretta were, therefore, taboo—not to be touched!
Gallipoli Diary, Volume I Ian Hamilton

noun
the former name of Iskenderun

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