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  • proper n. A gulf between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.

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  • n. a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world


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  • In 1987, Democrats demanded that Reagan seek War Powers authorization after he sent the U.S. Navy to escort 11 Kuwaiti oil tankers into the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War.

    The Kucinich Republicans

  • Northern Arabia, or the Arabian Desert, is a high, undulating, parched plain, of which the Euphrates forms the natural boundary from the Persian Gulf to the frontier of Syria, whence it is bounded by the latter country and the desert of

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • He had been an ally and anchor of U.S. Persian Gulf policy for a quarter of a century.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Iran oil, Persian Gulf oil, Saudi oil're the West's jugular.

    Noble House

  • Black Sea, the Caucasus, the Caspian and the Jaxartes on the north, the Arabian desert the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean on the south.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Scouts reported that there was fresh water along the Arabian coast, as well as offshore islands along the Persian Gulf convenient for anchorage.

    Alexander the Great

  • "Sure enough," thinks the Admiral, "I have hit it this time; and the ships came eastward from the Persian Gulf round the Golden Chersonesus, which I discovered this very last winter."

    Christopher Columbus

  • This tract was bounded on the west by Susiana or Elam, on the north by Media on the south by the Persian Gulf and on the east by Carmania.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • In Persian Gulf anchorages I could make out the “dots” of supertankers and occasionally, in the glint of the Sun, I would catch sight of the V-shaped wake of one of these monsters under way.

    Riding Rockets

  • The Euphrates rises in the mountains of Armenia and flows south to the Persian Gulf roughly parallel to the Tigris, which is many miles to the east.

    Alexander the Great


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  • Persian Gulf
    The Persian Gulf is located in Western Asia between Iran (Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula. It is an extension of the Indian Ocean. Historically and internationally known as the Persian Gulf, this body of water is sometimes controversially referred to as the Arabian Gulf or The Gulf by most Arab states, although neither of the latter two terms are recognized internationally. The name Gulf of Iran (Persian Gulf) is used by the International Hydrographic Organization. The Persian Gulf has many good fishing grounds, extensive coral reefs, and abundant pearl oysters.


    May 9, 2013