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  English Channel - LoveToKnow 1911
Nearing the entrance to the Channel from the Atlantic, the ioo fathoms line may be taken to mark the edge of soundings.
As a general rule the slope from the English coast to the deepest parts of the Channel is more regular than that from the French coast, and for that reason, and in consideration of the greater dangers to navigation towards the French shore, the fairway is taken to lie between 12 and 24 m.
In the extreme case at Southampton the tidal effect is carried from the outer Channel first by way of the Solent, the strait west of the Isle of Wight, and later by way of Spithead, the eastern strait.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /English_Channel   (2955 words)

  
  English Channel - LoveToKnow 1911
Nearing the entrance to the Channel from the Atlantic, the ioo fathoms line may be taken to mark the edge of soundings.
As a general rule the slope from the English coast to the deepest parts of the Channel is more regular than that from the French coast, and for that reason, and in consideration of the greater dangers to navigation towards the French shore, the fairway is taken to lie between 12 and 24 m.
The configuration of the coasts is perhaps the chief cause of the peculiarities of tides in the Channel.
27.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EN/ENGLISH_CHANNEL.htm   (2955 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for English Channel
English Channel Arm of the Atlantic Ocean between France and Britain, joining the North Sea at the Strait of Dover.
Channel Islands Group of islands at the sw end of the English Channel, c.16km (10mi) off the w coast of France.
English news channels battle it out; Reuters and CNN have set the stage for a tussle through their ambitious news channels- Times Now and CNN-IBN.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=English+Channel   (1380 words)

  
 English Channel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Principal islands are the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The principal Channel ports are Plymouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, and Dover (in England) and Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais (in France).
In 1785, J. Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries crossed the Channel by balloon; the first person to swim across was Matthew Webb (1875); and the first airplane crossing was made by Blériot in 1909.
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  English Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA: [mɑ̃ʃ]), "the sleeve") is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic.
The channel is relatively shallow, with an average depth of about 120 m at its widest part, reducing to about 45 m between Dover and Calais, then remaining shallow where it lies over the remains of the former land bridge between East Anglia and the Low Countries.
The channel has been a key natural defence for Britain, allowing the nation to intervene but rarely be dangerously threatened in European conflicts, mostly notable in the fight aganist Napoleon I of France during the Napoleonic Wars and Adolf Hitler during the World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_Channel   (1341 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: English Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pegwell Bay is a shallow inlet in the Channel coast being the outlet of the estuary of the River Stour between Ramsgate and Sandwich, Kent.
The English Channel (French: La Manche, IPA: [mɑ̃ʃ], "the sleeve"), also for some time known in England as the British Sea, is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Channel is quite shallow, with an average depth of about 120 m at its widest part, reducing to about 45 m between Dover and Calais, then remaining shallow where it lies over the remains of the former land bridge between East Anglia and the Low Countries.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/English_Channel   (4566 words)

  
 English Channel - MSN Encarta
Known in French as La Manche (“the sleeve”), it is 570 km (350 mi) wide in the west where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and narrows to 34 km (21 mi) at the Strait of Dover in the east at its junction with the North Sea.
Its principal islands are the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
A channel tunnel crossing, first discussed in 1802, was begun in the mid-1980s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564966/English_Channel.html   (235 words)

  
 CD Baby: THE ENGLISH CHANNEL: The English Channel
The English Channel is not, I repeat, not a tribute band.
The English Channel at times channel the spirit of this great music, at other times, they use the spirit of the originals to play the song the way they want to play it.
The English Channel, who brought down the house at the Dew Drop Inn last Saturday night, offer a CD which is as much fun as their live show, but simply not as crowded.
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 English Channel
Separating the southern coast of England from the northern coast of France, the English Channel covers an area of 75,000 km2.
Known in French as La Manche (the sleeve), because of its shape, the Channel narrows from west to east from a maximum of 180 km to a minimum of 34 km.
The English Channel is one of the busiest sea routes in the world for shipping with major ports on both sides (Southampton and Le Havre) and much through traffic to and from ports in mainland Europe and south-eastern England.
www.jncc.gov.uk /page-2528   (902 words)

  
 English Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English Channel aced the toughest test of his young career and got one step closer to capturing the $5 million Jacobs Investments Grand Slam of Grass with a dominant 3 ¼ length victory in the $750,000 Virginia Derby (Gr.
English Chanel was a half length behind as Mad Adam ran the opening quarter in 25.08 and the half in 51.02.
English Channel made a steady advance on the turn while racing three-wide and had a head in front of Classic Campaign at the top of the stretch.
www.colonialdowns.com /english_channel.html   (492 words)

  
 English Channel - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about English Channel
The tides are generally higher on the French coast than the English, with a double tide in areas of the English coast.
The main islands are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight.
It was not until the twelfth century that these Arthurian traditions, the cherished heritage of the Welsh and their cousins, the Bretons across the English Channel in France, were suddenly adopted as the property of all Western Europe, so that Arthur became a universal Christian hero.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /English%20Channel   (393 words)

  
 English Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The outlow channel from the lake entered the Atlantic Ocean in the region of Dover and Calais.
The Channel has been the scene of many naval battles, including the Battle of Portland, the Battle of La Hougue and the engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama.
The coastal resorts of the Channel, such as Brighton and Deauville, inaugurated an era of aristocratic tourism in the early 19th century which developed into the democratic seaside tourism that has shaped resorts around the world.
www.wikiverse.org /english-channel   (900 words)

  
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The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English ChannelEnglish Channel.
English Channel on the north and the IMediterranean Sea on the south.
Two frigates, the icorne and Belle Peile, are capturedl in the English Channel by the British under Adnm.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/E/English-Channel.htm   (1305 words)

  
 English_Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The '''English Channel''' (French: '''La Manche''', IPA: {{IPA[mɑ̃ʃ]}}, "''the sleeve''"), also for some time known in England as the British Sea, is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Strait of Dover is the narrowest part of the channel, being only 34 km (21 mi) from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez, and is located at the eastern end of the English Channel, where it meets the North Sea.
The Channel is quite shallow, with an average depth of about 120 m at its widest part, reducing to about 45 m between Dover and Calais, then remaining shallow where it lies over the remains of the former land bridge between East Anglia and the Low Countries.
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 English Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The English Channel is the part of the AtlanticOcean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic.
The Channel Islands lie in the Channel, close to the French side.The Ile d'Ouessant marks the western end of the Channel.
The Channel has been the scene of many naval battles,including the Battle of Portland, the Battle of La Hougue and the engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama.
www.therfcc.org /english-channel-8009.html   (721 words)

  
 English Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The outlow channel from the lake the Atlantic Ocean in the region of and Calais.
The Channel has been the scene of naval battles including the Battle of Portland the Battle of La Hougue and the engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama.
The coastal resorts of the Channel such Brighton and Deauville inaugurated an era of aristocratic tourism the early 19th century which developed into the democratic seaside that has shaped resorts around the world.
www.freeglossary.com /English_Channel   (1032 words)

  
 .:: English Channel ::.
Couto was the first brazillian to cross over the English Channel, in 1958, and he repeated twice in the year of 1959.
The English Channel is the most difficult swim of the world in open water, that is a test that many Olympic champions try to do but in its majority they fail, a lot of people already died trying to do the crossing.
The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1928 in England to fiscalized all the attempts in the English Channel.
shears.vilabol.uol.com.br /englishchannel.htm   (1465 words)

  
 Department of English Home Page
To major or minor in English Studies is to pursue some of the most vital skills in the humanities and liberal arts tradition.
English Studies includes the study of literature, creative writing in both fiction and poetry, linguistics and rhetoric, and technical and professional communication.
The English Department consists of a diverse group of intellectually engaged people--faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate English majors and minors--united in their commitment to writing and interpretation.
www.auburn.edu /english   (146 words)

  
 English Channel at AllExperts
The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA:) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic.
The Strait of Dover is the narrowest part of the channel, being only 34 km (21 mi) from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, and is located at the eastern end of the English Channel, where it meets the North Sea.
The channel has been a key natural defence for Britain, allowing the nation to intervene but rarely be dangerously threatened in European conflicts, mostly notable in the fight aganist Napoleon I of France during the Napoleonic Wars, and Nazi Germany during the World War II.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/en/english_channel.htm   (1888 words)

  
 English Channel - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The English Channel is a sea between France and Great Britain.
The English Channel was widely believed to be the greatest folly of Margaret Thatcher's government.
Before the creation of the channel, Great Britain was attached to mainland Europe by a conflabulation of earth, land and rocks.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/English_Channel   (372 words)

  
 Gertrude Ederle
Her record as the only woman to swim across the English Channel successfully lasted less than a month when Amelia Gade Corson successfully crossed the Channel on August 29.
With the same determination with which she swam the English Channel, Ederle recovered from her injury and appeared in Billy Rose's Aquacade at the New York's World Fair in 1939.
On the very day Gertrude Ederle successfully swam the English Channel, a London newspaper ran a front-page editorial which argued that her previous failure to swim the Channel proved the athletic inferiority of women and the uselessness of competitive athletics for women.
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 TimesDispatch.com | Derby favorite faces challenges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English Channel lived up to his 2-5 odds as betting favorite, winning by 3¼ lengths in a so-so field of six.
That was English Channel's shortest race to date and ended a seven-month layoff to recover from a hairline fracture of a bone in his hindleg.
English Channel is among 26 horses owned by Scatuorchio, about half of them racing stock and all trained by Pletcher.
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 English Channel Wins Second Leg of Slam
English Channel, picked out of a Kentucky auction in 2003 by Pletcher's father, J.J., for $50,000, has won five of six starts and $892,691.
While passing every test in his young career, English Channel had never raced over soft ground, and torrential rains that began to fall two races before the Virginia Derby left the course soft and yielding.
English Channel patiently raced behind Chattahoochee War, trained by Bobby Frankel, before making his move before the eighth pole.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/16/AR2005071601074_pf.html   (471 words)

  
 English Channel Rolls to Virginia Derby Win - bloodhorse.com
The resulting sprint to the wire proved again to be no contest when English Channel overpowered Chattahoochee War in 2:02.57 for the 1 1/4-mile test for 3-year-olds on a yielding turf course.
English Channel won his fifth race in six starts and more than doubled his career earnings, which now stand at $872,691.
Scatuorchio said he was concerned that English Channel was racing so close to the lead and was then relieved to hear track announcer Dave Rodman announce that the race was becoming a sprint to the wire.
news.bloodhorse.com /viewstory.asp?id=29074   (567 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Al Jazeera Network announced on Tuesday that the channel, part of the network and the sister channel to Al Jazeera, will begin broadcasting from its Doha headquarters at 1200 GMT on that day.
The announcement of the channel's forthcoming launch coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Al Jazeera, the network's Arabic-language channel.
The website aljazeera.net/english will showcase the English channel's agenda-setting editorial mission and provide constantly updated coverage of news events from around the world, along with in-depth analysis and background.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/5356DC54-DA32-4231-A178-1791CA2C5FCF.htm   (274 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - About Us
The channel was launched from its headquarters in Doha, with Shiulie Ghosh and Sami Zeidan the first news anchors to appear.
On day one the channel’s news teams are deployed doing stories in over 20 countries around the world in addition to their 60 news bureaux.
Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.
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