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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.

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Examples

  • In something between a victory lap and curiosity tour, a huge crowd strolled along Abu Qir, Alexandria's long central boulevard.

    Diverse Crowds Unify in Huge, Calm Protest

  • ROME -- Italian energy company Edison SpA has received interest from at least three parties for a stake in Egyptian natural-gas field Abu Qir, Chief Executive Umberto Quadrino said Friday.

    Egypt Gas Field Lures Suitors

  • Falling energy demand may also force Milan-based Edison to write down the value of its stake in Italian utility Edipower by about 40 percent and Egyptian offshore gas field Abu Qir by about a third, the people said.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Edison had expected to conclude the sale of a stake in the Egypt's Abu Qir field earlier this year, Edison Chief Executive Officer Umberto Quadrino said in October 2009.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Well, the morning before our first camp, it was supposed to be in Abu Qir, the biggest camp, with all these young activists drawn from every governorate in the nation, the war in Lebanon broke out.

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  • Look at last summer: We decided we would ask for a day at each of the Youth Camps that take place around the nation; in Alexandria, Port Said, Abu Qir, you name it.

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  • The company built Helwan Fertilizer Company's ammonia plant in Helwan, the Egyptian Fertilizer Company's Ain Sokhna plant, which has identical capacity to the EAgrium facility, and facilities for Abu Qir Fertilizer and Alexandria Fertilizers Company in Abu Qir.

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