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  • proper n. A sea in the central and east central part of the Mediterranean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy


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  • “I don’t care what he does in the Tuscan Sea, as long as he leaves the Ionian Sea alone.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You must sail fifty miles over the Ionian Sea and look back before you can fully measure the magnitude and majesty of Mount Aetna.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • Looking towards the Ionian Sea is the plain of Sibari, where once stood, at the mouth of the Crati River, the Greek city for which the plain is named.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • When the red ball of the sun rose out of the sea — about the time the British cruisers might have opened fire — the blue Ionian Sea was empty.

    Castles of Steel

  • East of the Mela Ridge the land dips down toward the Ionian Sea via a series of rocky glens, while west of the ridge there lie vast and impenetrable gorges.

    The Spartacus War

  • They credulously believed that they saw no more than the vanguard of a fleet and army, which already covered the Ionian Sea and the plains of Campania; and the illusion was supported by the haughty language of the Roman general, when he gave audience to the ambassadors of Vitiges.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • She was gazing out across the narrow neck of the Ionian Sea towards the gloomy mass of Corfu's mountains.

    The English Witch


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