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Suakin

/ˈsuːɑːkɪn/
noun
1.
a port in the NE Sudan, on the Red Sea: formerly the chief port of the African Red Sea; now obstructed by a coral reef. Pop: reliable recent estimates are not available
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  • There was war in the north with Egypt and around suakin with England.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The Governor returned in great pain and some discomfiture to suakin.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • At others a trader might work his way from suakin or from the Italian settlements.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • They had come as a garrison for suakin, and a garrison for suakin they should remain.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Both the Egyptian battalions from suakin had arrived on the Nile.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Others had been sent to suakin during the “military operations” of 1883.

  • Goods can only be imported from Egypt by the Assuan and suakin roads.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • A third of the total population is settled in the suakin country.

  • Abou was then thrown into prison on suspicion, and escaped to suakin.

    The Four Feathers

    A. E. W. Mason
  • Now Feversham was lurking in the bazaar at suakin and during the siege.

    The Four Feathers

    A. E. W. Mason

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