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  1. a seaport in E Tunisia, in N Africa.
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Examples from the Web for sfax

Historical Examples of sfax

  • I went ashore at Sfax, interested in a name quite new to me.

    Old Junk

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • This is one of the Sfax varieties from Tunis growing in our plant introduction gardens at Chico.

  • At Sfax an officer on a visit meant—one extra course, vintage wine and old liqueurs.


    Pierre Benoit

  • Sousse and Sfax are populous, busy maritime cities, largely Europeanized, but still retaining an imprint quite their own.

  • The fifth launch after great hardships reached the seacoast through the new channel and arrived at Sfax after eight days.

British Dictionary definitions for sfax


  1. a port in E Tunisia, on the Gulf of Gabès: the second largest town in Tunisia; commercial centre of a phosphate region. Pop: 570 000 (2005 est)
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