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Pamlico Sound

[pam-li-koh] /ˈpæm lɪˌkoʊ/
a sound between the North Carolina mainland and coastal islands. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was very unwieldy, but in a body of water like the Albemarle or Pamlico Sound no wooden vessel could cope with her.

  • All the vessels destined to take part in the advance were now over the bulkhead, in Pamlico Sound.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • The anchor was hoisted, and away we sped over the dark, swampy waters of Pamlico Sound.

  • We reached Ocracoke in the evening, and the next morning had a fair wind over the bar and across Pamlico Sound.

    Jack in the Forecastle John Sherburne Sleeper
British Dictionary definitions for Pamlico Sound

Pamlico Sound

an inlet of the Atlantic between the E coast of North Carolina and its chain of offshore islands. Length: 130 km (80 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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