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Azof

[az-awf, ey-zawf; Russian uh-zawf] /ˈæz ɔf, ˈeɪ zɔf; Russian ʌˈzɔf/
noun
1.
Sea of, Azov.

Azov

or Azof

[az-awf, ey-zawf; Russian uh-zawf] /ˈæz ɔf, ˈeɪ zɔf; Russian ʌˈzɔf/
noun
1.
Sea of, a northern arm of the Black Sea connected with the Black Sea by Kerch Strait. About 14,500 sq. mi. (37,555 sq. km).
Russian Azovskoye More
[uh-zawf-skuh-yuh maw-ryuh] /ʌˈzɔf skə yə ˈmɔ ryə/ (Show IPA)
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  • Come, that sabre cut I got on the head at the siege of Azof has deranged my brain.

  • The (p. 156) trouble began among the streltsi who had been sent to Azof.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • In 1736, the Russians took Azof and ravaged the western Crimea.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • The Turks had ships of their own, which they brought into the Sea of Azof for the protection of the town.

    Peter the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • What he had to do was to take Azof against an army of Turks.

  • They occupied the plains to the north of the Sea of Azof, but they are no longer to be found there.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • The conqueror then followed down the Don to the Sea of Azof, fighting sanguinary battles all the way, but everywhere victorious.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
  • Many of the young nobles were sent to the tzar's fleet in the Sea of Azof to serve their apprenticeship for the navy.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
  • She waged successful war against the Turks, who had attempted to recover Azof.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
  • The Sea of Azof, with its surrounding shores, soon fell into the possession of Russia.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Azof

Azov

/ˈɑːzɒv/
noun
1.
Sea of Azov, a shallow arm of the Black Sea, to which it is connected by the Kerch Strait: almost entirely landlocked; fed chiefly by the River Don. Area: about 37 500 sq km (14 500 sq miles)
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