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Strait of Messina


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  • proper n. the narrow section of water between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of mainland Italy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy


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  • The Greeks and Romans placed these two creatures in the Strait of Messina.

    The Spartacus War

  • It made sense for Spartacus to seek help from them now, at the end of 72 B.C., as he and his men camped on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina.

    The Spartacus War

  • The Strait of Messina is about nineteen miles long.

    The Spartacus War

  • But at the same time we have to complete infrastructures for Sicily with the Strait of Messina bridge and [the] Salerno-Reggio Calabria [motorway] that is the main road in the south.

    The Mogul Versus the Mayor

  • About 21 years ago, my family vacationed in Sicily off the Strait of Messina.

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  • The invasion of Sicily in July 1943, code-named HUSKY, has often been criticized, primarily because the two German divisions, including the vaunted Hermann Göring Panzer Division, escaped across the Strait of Messina into Italy during the closing days of the campaign.

    General Ike

  • Troubridge, regarding Milne, limited himself to expressing his “deep conviction … that Goeben had no right to be escaping at all and that if she had been sealed up in the Strait of Messina by the battle cruisers, as I thought she ought to have been, she would never have escaped.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Island in southern Italy on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from the Italian mainland by the narrow Strait of Messina.


  • October 20 -- Our course has taken us through the Strait of Messina; we have docked for a few hours at Lipari, colonized by the Greeks in 580 B.C.

    Latter-Day Odyssey

  • That night we sail north through the Strait of Messina, or the Strait of Sicily as the Romans called it, which separates the island from the Italian mainland.

    Latter-Day Odyssey


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