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Baltic sea

a sea in N Europe, bounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. About 160,000 sq. mi. (414,000 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

The Russian Air Force also flew additional sorties over the Baltic Sea with tactical strike fighters on Oct. 29.
Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses? Dave Majumdar October 29, 2014

Historical Examples

From the Danube and from the Baltic Sea troops were pressing forward to their meeting-point upon the rear of the invader.
History of Modern Europe 1972-1878 C. A. Fyffe

The initials form the name of an island at the entrance of the Baltic Sea.
Little Folks (October 1884) Various

But the original England was situated along the southern shore of the Baltic Sea.
Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers Elbert Hubbard

From time to time we have glimpses of these folk sailing about in the Baltic Sea.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

Amber, a yellow substance found on the shores of the Baltic Sea and used from very early days as an ornament.
The Story of Sigurd the Volsung William Morris

But this refers only to the section of Finland bordering on the Baltic Sea.
Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15) Charles Morris

The emigrant ship was dragged from her pier by a grunting tug and went floundering down the Baltic Sea.
The Best Short Stories of 1915 Various

Peter went to the shores of the river Neva, near the Baltic Sea.
Our Little Russian Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade

They all flow north-westwards and discharge into the Baltic Sea.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

a sea in N Europe, connected with the North Sea by the Skagerrak, Kattegat, and Öresund; shallow, with low salinity and small tides

Sea in Europe bordered by Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the east, Germany and Poland to the south, and Scandinavia to the north and west; connected to several large gulfs and to the North Sea by straits around Denmark.


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