Zuider zee



a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands.
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Historical Examples

Mr. Starr said it was no wonder Cities of the Zuider Zee died, if they were brought up on hotels like that.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

It was about Urk, a little island she had discovered on the map, exactly in the middle of the Zuider Zee.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

In 1170 a great flood caused immense devastation in the north and helped to form the Zuider Zee.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various

But the Frieslanders east of the Zuider Zee obstinately resisted repeated attempts to bring them into subjection.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2 Various

The weather in the Zuider Zee was bad, and it took them nearly a week to reach the Texel.
Fletcher of Saltoun G. W. T. Omond

The southern extremity of a great shoal near the mouth of the Zuider Zee, northeast of the island of Wieringen.
Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 Jasper Danckaerts

“You just don’t forget it isn’t the Zuider Zee,” retorted Heemskerk from the other end.
Wind Charles Louis Fontenay

As a seaport its trade is now confined exclusively to the Zuider Zee.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8 Various

Formerly, ocean-going vessels were small and the Zuider Zee River was then a stream of considerable depth.
The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin

These are two very small islands at the opening of the Zuider Zee.
Bundling; Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America Henry Reed Stiles

noun
a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas

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