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

  • Gulf ofBothnia An arm of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. It is icebound for nearly half the year.


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  • What happens on board the Bothnia is my responsibility.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Consul was to meet him on board the 'Bothnia' to bid him adieu; if he were not there a hue and cry at once would be raised.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • When I stepped upon the deck of the "Bothnia," says the Baron, 'a few minutes before departure, I felt that I had had a narrow escape. '

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • While the two men played their sham game, the Baron had time to reflect; he saw that he had been pounced upon very skilfully -- in less than two hours the 'Bothnia' would sail, all the people at the hotel would think he had gone by her, no one would miss him, no one would search for him.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • He was on board the "Bothnia" when she broke her shaft at sea, and much anxiety was felt for him.

    T. De Witt Talmage As I Knew Him

  • Through the snowstorm she caught a glimpse of the half-frozen gray of the Gulf of Bothnia, interrupted by dark gray islands.

    Red Wolf

  • In the harsh winter air he could suddenly smell bubbling water on its way out to the Gulf of Bothnia, and could see the city in front of him far off on the far shore, remembering all the old remnants of the sawmill days, the fragments of wood and other rubbish that lined the edge of the river.

    Red Wolf

  • Across the first news spread inside, pages 6 and 7, there was a night picture, taken from a plane, of the Gulf of Bothnia, with someone running within an illuminated circle of light, and the caption:

    Red Wolf

  • Stretched along the banks of the Aura, where it flows into the skerry-strewn Gulf of Bothnia in south-west Finland, Turku combines a reputation for cutting-edge creativity with the historic pride of an important medieval city.

    Turku: European Capital of Culture 2011

  • But what he said made no sense: it was more than six months since the Compagnie La Grange had visited Leadville and less than six months since Garstrang set sail for France on board the SS Bothnia.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile


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