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Azof

[az-awf, ey-zawf; Russian uh-zawf]
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noun
  1. Sea of, Azov.

Azov

or A·zof

[az-awf, ey-zawf; Russian uh-zawf]
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 A·zov·sko·ye Mo·re [uh-zawf-skuh-yuh maw-ryuh] /ʌˈzɔf skə yə ˈmɔ ryə/.
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Examples from the Web for azof

Historical Examples

  • Come, that sabre cut I got on the head at the siege of Azof has deranged my brain.

    A Romance of the West Indies

    Eugne Sue

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for azof

Azov

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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