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North Channel

noun
1.
a strait between SW Scotland and NE Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) wide at the narrowest point.
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  • The distance to the middle of North Channel was about fifteen miles.

  • It is not unusual, according to the wind, to go by the North Channel.

  • They've sunk another ship in the North Channel—a wheat ship from Canada!

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
  • At Gregory's direction the albacore fishermen began cruising toward the North Channel.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • From the north side of the island and near its west end to the coast of Labrador the North Channel is fifteen miles wide.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
  • The North Channel of the Amazon was beyond again, with more islands, about which the chart confessed less knowledge.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • But suppose there should be an enemy submarine in the North Channel that hadn't much fuel left, how could she renew her supply?

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
  • But the fleeing steamer passed through the North Channel, around the north coast of Ireland and vanished in the broad ocean.

  • The wind blowing fresh up channel, the captain concluded to run out of the North Channel.

    Torrey's Narrative William Torrey
  • Two or three Pixie vessels were slowly sailing down the North Channel coasting along the island.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
British Dictionary definitions for North Channel

North Channel

noun
1.
a strait between NE Ireland and SW Scotland, linking the North Atlantic with the Irish Sea
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