- Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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Examples from the Web for hormuz
And if the Strait of Hormuz were to be blocked by Iran or any other country or entity, oil prices would skyrocket.Both Candidates Push Myth of Energy Independence
November 1, 2012
Yes, the campaign would be more interesting if American warships were getting shelled in the Straits of Hormuz.Election Between Obama and Romney Will Be Boring—and That’s Fine
April 30, 2012
They could agree to procedures in the Straits of Hormuz to prevent incidents from escalating.Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later
Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb
February 20, 2012
If a conflict with Iran escalated beyond airstrikes to a naval struggle in the Strait of Hormuz, more resources would be diverted.GOP Candidates Are Wrong to Urge a Second Front War in Iran
January 27, 2012
In January 7, 2008, five Iranian speedboats darted around three U.S. warships in the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.Shocking Gulf Firefight Caught on Tape
July 5, 2011
"Then fail not to unravel the mystery of my dream," said Hormuz, and he related it.
Its almonds are excellent, hence its name; they all go to Hormuz or to Hindstn.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
A vessel came in to-day from Hormuz on the eastern shore, bringing a horde of beggars.The Prince of India, Volume I
Rabba filled the two cups which he had from a leathern bottle, and Hormuz took a cup in each hand, smacking his lips as he did so.
Ormuz, or Hormuz, an island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, once a great commercial dpt.The Lusiad
Lus de Cames
- an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz : ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
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