from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A deep inland sea in north-western Turkey connecting the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea via the straits of Bosphorus and Dardanelles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles
Sorry, no etymologies found.
With the Turks still holding both sides of the Straits, how long could the fleet remain isolated in the Sea of Marmara starved of coal and ammunition?
The force required, he said, should be twelve battleships, three battle cruisers — two to deal with the Goeben in the Sea of Marmara — three light cruisers, sixteen destroyers, six submarines, and twelve minesweepers.
If, as the admiral hoped, he could batter the forts into silence by the evening of the first day, then his fleet might complete its other assignments and enter the Sea of Marmara the following day.
On March 2, Carden informed the Admiralty that, if good weather continued, he hoped to be through to the Sea of Marmara in two weeks.