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Bristol Channel

noun
1.
an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, extending to the mouth of the Severn estuary. 85 miles (137 km) long.
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  • The Bristol Channel was no doubt intended, but British is retained.

  • Cottingham was shelled at short ranges when off the Bristol Channel.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • The south coast of Ireland and the Bristol Channel seem to have been a favourite hunting-ground at this period.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field
  • The united ice-stream would thereafter continue on its south-westerly course down the Severn valley to the Bristol Channel.

  • Five-and-twenty years after, my son, Emanuel, was cast away in the Bristol Channel piloting a vessel.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • On the other side of the Bristol Channel, they display further changes in mineral characters and remains.

  • The old girl's papers are made out to Cardiff, and here we are pushed round into the Bristol Channel.

    A Master of Fortune

    Cutcliffe Hyne
  • Went over the hills to Bicknoller—a sunny, hazy day—and the Bristol Channel was in a mist.

    More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford
  • First man to make the double journey across the Bristol Channel, also to carry out wireless telephone experiments with aeroplane.

  • It was agreed, among other things, that we should make a jaunt down the Bristol Channel, as far as Linton.

    Winterslow William Hazlitt
British Dictionary definitions for Bristol Channel

Bristol Channel

noun
1.
an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)
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