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Bristol Channel


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

  • An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean stretching west from the Severn River and separating Wales from southwest England. It is a major shipping route.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between South Wales and England; an extension of the estuary of the River Severn

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

  • noun an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England


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  • They live in a fine, fruitful, and picturesque country: green pastures, good arable, clothed with trees, bounded with hills that almost reach mountain dignity, and in sight of the Bristol Channel which is there all but Sea.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1

  • They went into action after the police and RAF were flooded with calls from the public reporting the discovery of six small "flying saucers" in locations in a perfect line across southern England from Sheppey to the Bristol Channel.

    Alien invasion hoax fooled MoD, archive papers reveal

  • In fact, according to Jane Grigson, rarebits were once common throughout southern and western England, but, with the only Welsh sort still on the menu, it seems they really do know how to do it best north of the Bristol Channel.

    How to cook perfect welsh rarebit

  • She had long been familiar with these extraordinary structures, these geometric blue-grey slabs rising against the backdrop of the cement-grey, yellowish, bruised waves of the Bristol Channel.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • For example, Oldbury and Hinkley Point should be shown on the England not the Wales side of the Bristol Channel, and Sizewell and Bradwell are on the coast, not inland.

    Corrections and clarifications

  • It doesn't look very nice to me, he says, turning pale with fear as he nudges out of Cardiff marina into a glassy Bristol Channel.

    TV review: Timothy Spall: Back at Sea; Who Do You Think You Are?; Village SOS

  • THE WATERS of the Bristol Channel heaved and churned as if acted upon by some unearthly force.


  • “It will go well with the one your friends laid in the Bristol Channel.”


  • Gildas is usually placed in the wealthy villa-owning landlord economy of what's now south-west-midland England, say somewhere near the upper Bristol Channel.

    The Anglian Tower, York

  • Look at its location: in an area full of water, it lands precisely on an island in the Bristol Channel.



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