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  • proper n. A strait that passes through Istanbul from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, forming part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia.


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  • The Bosphorus is the strait that separates european Istanbul from asian Istanbul.

    Bosphorus and magpie behaviour

  • But our torpedo boats afterwards they have very successful mines in Bosphorus, and when Goeben went out for the next fleet he exploded.

    Russia: Britain's Ally

  • 12 From the mouth of the Lycus to that of the harbor, this arm of the Bosphorus is more than seven miles in length.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I can't imagine taking this boat out in the Bosphorus, which is a major shipping lane for giant ocean-going tankers, fishing boats, and luxury cruise liners.

    Archive 2007-10-07

  • Before I examined John Arrowsmith's 1844(?) map of Turkey in Europe (downloaded from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection), I didn't know that another name for the Bosphorus was the Channel of Constantinople.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • I was living in a house quite close to the Bosphorus, which is a body of water that separates Europe from

    Crescent & Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

  • And that is, the Bosphorus cannot sustain ever-growing transit of oil from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.

    Background Briefing On Caspian Pipeline Diplomacy

  • Through the Aegean and into the Black Sea via the Bosphorus was a trade route as old as history could record, and it had been the site of the final battles between the Greek and Roman empires.

    Nuke Zone

  • I went down to the shore of what will someday be called the Bosphorus and delivered a long prayer, in English, for good weather.

    Up The Line

  • Therefore, if in the summer, I should advise any man to go to the Summer Palace Hotel at Therapia, a few miles from the city, on the Bosphorus, which is perfectly delightful, and to run into Constantinople by river steamer to visit the mosques, bazaars, etc. -- but this by the way.

    The Gourmet's Guide to Europe


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