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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal. It was founded in 1859 by the builders of the canal and was once an important coaling station.

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  • Mohammed Said, for whom de Lesseps was to name Port Said, had since become a walleyed mountain of a man, a great eater and drinker and jovial teller of “French stories,” a ruler who liked to have his pashas wade through gunpowder carrying lighted candles to test their nerve.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Mohammed Said, for whom de Lesseps was to name Port Said, had since become a walleyed mountain of a man, a great eater and drinker and jovial teller of “French stories,” a ruler who liked to have his pashas wade through gunpowder carrying lighted candles to test their nerve.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Ismailia through the western half of the canal to Port Said, which is the Mediterranean terminus of the great artificial river.

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

  • The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which inherited power after Mr. Mubarak stepped down last year, faced what could be its worst ever public relations crisis last week when at least 74 people were killed when Egyptian soccer fans in the Mediterranean coastal city of Port Said attacked spectators from the visiting Cairo-based team.

    Egypt to Charge Foreign Workers

  • Suez Canal Closed Associated Press Ships waited at anchor in the harbor of Port Said, Egypt, in September 1956, as the first southbound shipment since the closure came through the canal.

    Listening In: U.S. Monitors Overseas News

  • Before kick-off, a moment's silence to remember the violence in Port Said.

    Ivory Coast v Zambia - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • Al Jazeera also reports that in Port Said, men dressed in civilian clothes and armed with "bladed weapons" attacked anti-government demonstrators after the army withdrew.

    Mubarak allies march in Cairo; clashes reported in Alexandria

  • The protesters are furious at Egypt's interior ministry and military leadership for providing what they say was lax security at a soccer game in the coastal city of Port Said last Wednesday.

    Egypt Names 19 Americans in Probe

  • Throughout Friday, flames rose in cities across Egypt, including Alexandria, Suez, Assiut and Port Said, and security officials said there were protests in 11 of the country's 28 provinces.

    Protests resume hours after Mubarak address

  • Associated Press Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser acknowledges supporters on June 18, 1956, as he drives through Port Said, Egypt; soon after, he became the country's president.

    Saying Goodbye to Egypt Again

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