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

  • An inlet of the Indian Ocean in southern Mozambique. The Portuguese arrived in the bay in 1502 and explored the adjoining territory after 1544. Portugal's claim to the area was upheld in 1875 after a dispute with Great Britain.


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  • English were in possession of all the harbours, and if it had not been for Delagoa Bay, which is a neutral port, the communication of the

    In the Shadow of Death

  • "I believe up towards the great harbour called Delagoa Bay, where the

    Marie An Episode in The Life of the late Allan Quatermain

  • They also had around 1,500 guns, acquired over time from the reign of Kings Thulare, Malekutu, Sekwati and Sekhukhune, through migrants in mines and the Portuguese at Delagoa Bay.

    A tribute to King Sekhukhune

  • That is a subject which has always interested me, and I did a bit at it myself once as intelligence officer at Delagoa Bay during the

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • Besides, I came out from England with you and Henriques, and I was in the boat which took you from Durban to Delagoa Bay.

    Prester John

  • That night I embarked on a cargo-boat which was going round the coast to Delagoa Bay.

    Prester John

  • Here it was necessary for me to change my ship, for in the interests of economy I was going by sea to Delagoa Bay, and thence by the cheap railway journey into the Transvaal.

    Prester John

  • We have regulars on the Delagoa Bay and Natal lines, and a system of field telegraphs laid which can summon further troops to any point.

    Prester John

  • I had a pull on old Sloggett, for I had known him ever since he owned a dissolute tug-boat at Delagoa Bay.


  • Was it the line to Delagoa Bay or the Pietersburg branch?



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