Numerous small archipelagoes and islands, of which the chief are Belle Tie, Groix and Ushant, fringe the Breton coast.- North of the Bay of St Michel the peninsula of Cotentin, terminating in the promontories of Hague and Barfleur, juts north into the English Channel and closes the bay of the Seine on the -west.
Early potatoes and other vegetables (primeurs) are largely cultivated in the districts bordering the English Channel.
Marconi's success in bridging the English Channel at Easter in 1899 with electric waves and establishing practical wireless telegraphy between ships and the shore by this means drew public attention to the value of the new means of communication.
Pytheas, whose own narrative is not preserved, coasted the Bay of Biscay, sailed up the English Channel and followed the coast of Britain to its most northerly point.
from London by the London, Brighton & South Coast railway, on the English Channel at the mouth of the Ouse.
lower enters the English Channel through the broad but narrowmouthed Christchurch harbour.
He added, however, that if France waged a successful war, he would remain in the East, and do more damage to England there than by mere demonstrations in the English Channel.
As the season advances, the schools penetrate farther northwards into St George's Channel or eastwards into the English Channel.
The town, which is situated on the English Channel at the mouth of the small river FÃ©camp, consists almost entirely of one street upwards of 2 m.
Another voyage, in the English Channel and on French waters, was made in a yawl.
Cruquius (1728), and on a chart of the English Channel by Phil.
of Shetland and (to a far less extent) through the English Channel.
The species which occurs in the English Channel is Ptychodera sarniensis.
ophicephalum has been taken in the English Channel.
It is especially common in the north, though rarely entering the Baltic; it becomes rare south of the English Channel.
He was a strong advocate of the groupflashing system as a means of differentiating lights, and invented an arrangement for carrying it into effect optically, his plan being first adopted for the catoptric light of the Royal Sovereign lightship, in the English Channel off Beachy Head.
of the English Channel and 58 m.
The continental shelves include not only the oceanic border of the continents but also great areas of the enclosed seas and particularly of the fringing seas, the origin of which through secular subsidence is often very clearly apparent, as for instance in the North Sea and the tract lying off the mouth of the English Channel.
In shallow seas such as the North Sea and the British fringing seas, where tidal currents run strong, there is a general mixing together of the surface and deeper water, thus making the arrangement of vertical temperature anathermic in summer and katathermic in winter, while at the transitional periods in spring and autumn it is practically homothermic. Thus at Station E2 of the international series at the mouth of the English Channel in 49° 2 7' N., 4 42' W., the following distribution of temperature F.
of Beachy Head, the loftiest headland on the English Channel coast.
It is finely situated near the head of Southampton Water, an inlet of the English Channel which forms the estuary of the river Test; on a peninsula bounded east by the river Itchen.
The harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the kingdom, and has the advantage of a double tide, the tide of the English channel giving it high water first by way of the Solent and two hours later by way of Spithead.
from the English Channel at the confluence of two streams that form the Treguier river; it carries on fishing and a coasting and small foreign trade.
Havant lies in a flat coastal district, near the head of Langstone Harbour, a wide shallow inlet of the English Channel.
The portion known as Freshwater Gate fronts the English Channel from the strip of low-lying coast interposed between the cliffs of the peninsula and those of the main part of the island.
The contrast between the case of railway freight and ocean freight is to be explained by the greater length of the present ocean voyage, which now extends to 1 o,000 miles in the case of Europe's importation of white wheat from the Pacific Coast of the United States and Australia, in contrast with the short voyage from the Black Sea or across the English Channel or German Ocean.
minute form with two leaf-like tentacles, is found in the English Channel.
There is reason to believe that the anchovies found at the western end of the English Channel in November and December are those which annually migrate from the Zuider Zee and Scheldt in autumn, returning thither in the following spring; they must be held to form an isolated stock, for none come up from the south in summer to occupy the English Channel, though the species is resident on the coast of Portugal.
The occurrence of anchovies in the English Channel has been carefully studied at the laboratory of the Marine Biological Association at Plymouth.
from the English Channel and 149 m.
Pop. (1891), 159,278; (1901), 188,133 This great naval station and arsenal is an aggregate of four towns, Portsmouth, Portsea, Landport and Southsea, and occupies the south-western part of Portsea Island, which lies between Portsmouth Harbour and Langstone Harbour, two inlets of the English Channel.
In 1845 submarine telegraphy was inaugurated by the laying of an insulated conductor across the English Channel by the brothers Brett, and their temporary success was followed by the laying in 1851 of a permanent Dover-Calais cable by T.
from the English Channel.
In the south-east of England, the North and South Downs are both well-defined ranges, but are characterized by a number of breaches through which rivers penetrate, on the one hand to the Thames or the North Sea and on the other to the English Channel.
The wide estuary of the sea separating it from the mainland, through which ships sailed from the English Channel into the Thames, using it as the shortest route from the south to London, has entirely disappeared, leaving only a flat lowland traversed by branches of the river Stour to mark its former existence.
The sea is encroaching over a considerable extent of coast-line on the North Sea as well as on the English Channel.
The other rivers are shorter, and flow either to the North Sea on the east, or to the English Channel on the south.
As to how far the narrow portion of the North Sea modifies the influence of the European continent, there seems reason to believe that the prevailing winds blowing up the English Channel carry oceanic conditions some distance inland, along those parts of the continent nearest to England.
It forms the southern and residential quarter of Portsmouth, and overlooks Spithead, the inlet of the English Channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland on the north-east.
pilseir is adapted from Eng.), Clupea pilchardus, a fish of the herring family (Clupeidae), abundant in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coasts of Europe, north to the English Channel.
The pilchard is one of the most important fishes of the English Channel.
BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, a fortified seaport of northern France and chief town of an arrondissement in Pas-de-Calais, situated on the shore of the English Channel at the mouth of the river Liane, 157 m.
Niall died in 406 in the English Channel whilst engaged in a marauding expedition.
The United Kingdom was vulnerable to attack from across the English Channel.
My mother hearing of the Spanish Armada sailing up the English channel gave premature birth to me ' .
It sits on location at the end of an unfinished line of precast concrete caissons, 500 m out into the English Channel.
English cephalopod landings are dominated by cuttlefish caught in the English Channel outside the area of interest.
cuttlefish caught in the English Channel outside the area of interest.
Each year, bottlenose dolphins migrate along the English Channel from west to east.
They were also able to confirm the identity of this deep water northern species that is a rare discovery in the English Channel.
mystifynger need we be mystified when Navtex in the English channel comes up with ' sea area Romeo ' .
northern shore of the English Channel east up to Hastings, East Sussex.
phosphoric acid solution when she collided with a bulk carrier in the English Channel off Guernsey.
For example, northern breeders including skuas funnel through the English Channel into the North Sea on the way to their breeding grounds.
telegraph cable was successfully laid under the English Channel.
uncommon summer migrants to the English Channel.
wrecks of 18th century warships in the English Channel are known to be at risk from erosion and human disturbance.
The town, which is situated on the English Channel at the mouth of the small river FÃƒ©camp, consists almost entirely of one street upwards of 2 m.
In shallow seas such as the North Sea and the British fringing seas, where tidal currents run strong, there is a general mixing together of the surface and deeper water, thus making the arrangement of vertical temperature anathermic in summer and katathermic in winter, while at the transitional periods in spring and autumn it is practically homothermic. Thus at Station E2 of the international series at the mouth of the English Channel in 49Ã‚° 2 7' N., 4 42' W., the following distribution of temperature F.
Its greatest length between the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean is 250 kilometres (about 155 English miles), and its superficial extent is 30,000 sq.
Link to Europe An underwater telegraph cable was successfully laid under the English Channel.
Thresher Sharks are usually uncommon summer migrants to the English Channel.
Walmer Castle Following Henry VIII 's break from the Catholic Church, England 's shores were vulnerable to attack from across the English Channel.
Several protected wrecks of 18th century warships in the English Channel are known to be at risk from erosion and human disturbance.
The Seine River flows through Paris and empties into the English Channel.
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