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  1. Cape, a cape in SE Canada, the NE extremity of Nova Scotia.
  2. Strait of, Also called Gut of Canso. a channel in SE Canada that separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island, flowing NW from the Atlantic Ocean to Northumberland Strait. About 17 miles (27 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide.
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  1. a cape in Canada, at the NE tip of Nova Scotia
  2. Strait of Canso or Gut of Canso a channel in Canada, between the Nova Scotia mainland and S Cape Breton Island
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