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  • If Spee was indeed on his way to South American waters, and if the only available British squadron was concentrated on the west coast off Chile, the Germans might manage to evade this squadron and slip around Cape Horn into the South Atlantic.

    Castles of Steel

  • The only good news came from Apollonia with Quintus Dellius, who informed him that his legions had arrived on the west coast of Macedonia, and were happy to bivouack in a kinder climate.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Told that Spee was no longer coming east, Cradock decided that two cruisers — Glasgow and Monmouth — and his armed liner Otranto would suffice to search the Magellan Straits and go up the South American west coast to disrupt the activities of German merchant ships.

    Castles of Steel

  • Loss of protective coloration shows up gaudily in the lizard Uta clarionensis, carrying bright blue markings that make it perilously conspicuous against the dark lava of its native habitat, on Clarion Island off the west coast of Mexico.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • At the beginning of August 1914, she was at Mazatlán Bay on the west coast of Mexico in company with a British sloop and an American warship.

    Castles of Steel

  • If we were to cruise directly eastward, we could reach our port town on the west coast of Flores within four or five hours.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • At the beginning of June 1914, Emden and Leipzig were at Tsingtao, while Nürnberg was off the west coast of Mexico.

    Castles of Steel

  • The disease was probably carried in slave ships from the west coast of Africa to the Barbadoes in September,

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • He hired a replacement for the sick man, retraced his path through the mangrove swamp, sailed southward along the west coast of the Aru cluster, and turned inland again at the mouth of the first major channel, which cut between Wokan and the large island south of it, Maykor.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • True, some colonies did not pay—in 1865 a Committee of Commons actually recommended the abandonment of all British holdings save on the west coast of Africa on the ground that they were highly unprofitable ventures.

    The Worldly Philosophers

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  • West coast is also a verb! Check out Wikipedia's article on West Coast Swing.

    December 16, 2006