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Zuider Zee

[zahy-der zey, zee; Dutch zœi-duh r zey] /ˈzaɪ dər ˈzeɪ, ˈzi; Dutch ˈzœɪ dər ˈzeɪ/
a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands.
Compare IJsselmeer.
Also, Zuyder Zee. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You just don't forget it isn't the Zuider Zee," retorted Heemskerk from the other end.

    Wind Charles Louis Fontenay
  • He had often dreamed of her smiles, her pretty blue eyes, and her fleecy hair floating in the breezes of the Zuider Zee.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • Mr. Starr said it was no wonder Cities of the Zuider Zee died, if they were brought up on hotels like that.

  • It was about Urk, a little island she had discovered on the map, exactly in the middle of the Zuider Zee.

  • But the Frieslanders east of the Zuider Zee obstinately resisted repeated attempts to bring them into subjection.

  • Formerly, ocean-going vessels were small and the Zuider Zee River was then a stream of considerable depth.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • The weather in the Zuider Zee was bad, and it took them nearly a week to reach the Texel.

    Fletcher of Saltoun G. W. T. Omond
  • A full recital would set all young America rushing in a body toward the Zuider Zee.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • In 1170 a great flood caused immense devastation in the north and helped to form the Zuider Zee.

  • The southern extremity of a great shoal near the mouth of the Zuider Zee, northeast of the island of Wieringen.

British Dictionary definitions for Zuider Zee

Zuider Zee

/ˈzaɪdə ˈziː; Dutch ˈzœidər ˈzeː/
a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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