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- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to, Nicosia
- n. Someone from Nicosia.
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On August 19, 1915, 100 miles south of Queenstown, U-27 stopped the British steamer Nicosian with her cargo of munitions and 250 American mules destined for the British army in France.
When Baralong finally emerged from behind the deserted Nicosian, the range was only 600 yards.
Thirty-five British shells quickly sank U-27, which left a dozen German survivors in the water swimming for the nearby Nicosian.
_Leo_, July 9; American steamer _Leelanaw_, July 25; British passenger liner _Arabic_, August 19; British mule ship _Nicosian_, August 19;
Steering carefully, Baralong’s captain managed to keep Nicosian between his ship and the U-boat so that the German captain never had a serious, long look at the oncoming Q-ship.