- a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 miles (29 km) long.
Also Bos·pho·rus [bos-fer-uh s] /ˈbɒs fər əs/.
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Examples from the Web for bosporus
Our friends on the Bosporus shall have the noble lord cheap!Lord Kilgobbin
He must not beat her or strangle her with a bowstring or drop her into the Bosporus.In a Little Town
Alexius soon found it expedient to ferry them across the Bosporus.Peter the Hermit
Daniel A. Goodsell
This sound is the Bosporus, and through it is the way to the Black Sea.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
On the other bank of the Bosporus is Scutari and other suburbs of Constantinople.The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- the Bosporus a strait between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara
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