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  • adjective Of or relating to the historical Pontus region of Asia Minor or its people.

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Examples

  • This region, called the Pontic Steppe, included part of present-day Ukraine, a portion of southwestern Russia, and a piece of Kazakhstan.

    The English Is Coming!

  • This region, called the Pontic Steppe, included part of present-day Ukraine, a portion of southwestern Russia, and a piece of Kazakhstan.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The tree on the fruit of which they live is called the Pontic tree, and it is about the size of a fig - tree: this bears a fruit the size of

    The History of Herodotus

  • The tree on the fruit of which they live is called the Pontic tree, and it is about the size of a fig-tree: this bears a fruit the size of a bean, containing a stone.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • For example, the gene that allows the human body to digest lactose appears to be a fairly recent development (possibly during the early Neolithic period) in the Pontic-Caspian steppes.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » But Isn’t It a Bit Hard to Predict With a 7-Year-Old?

  • During the Tertiary, the Pontic-Caspian basin included the modern Caspian and Black Seas, and was connected to the Mediterranean.

    Caspian lowland desert

  • When LF reached the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria he had Kipling's lines in his mind: "I've lost Britain and I've lost Gaul, and Pontic shores where the snowflakes fall."

    A Time of Gifts

  • It really was snowing when LF first glimpsed those "Pontic Shores".

    A Time of Gifts

  • Each of these three precincts was governed as an independent realm, its king also serving as high priest, and each lay within natural boundaries like Pontic cherries in a bowl.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • She appeared in a vision to Aristagoras in the night, Cras inquit tybicinem Lybicum cum tybicine pontico committam (tomorrow I will cause a contest between a Libyan and a Pontic minstrel), and the day following this enigma was understood; for with a great south wind which came from Libya, she quite overwhelmed Mithridates 'army.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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