a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 miles (29 km) long.
Historical Examples

The Art of War Baron Henri de Jomini
Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo
Plutarch’s Lives Volume III. Plutarch
In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long
In the Wilderness Robert Hichens

the Bosporus, a strait between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara
Bosporus [(bos-puh-ruhs)]

Note: It is an important shipping route for Russia, whose northern routes are mostly blocked by ice in winter, and for other nations that border the Black Sea or use any of the many major rivers that flow into it.


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