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Caspian Sea

noun
1.
a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland body of water in the world. About 169,000 sq. mi. (438,000 sq. km); 85 feet (26 meters) below sea level.
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  • The fine white naphtha, which can be used for lighting and fuel, is peculiar to the Caspian Sea.

  • It empties into the Caspian Sea, with a delta of more than seventy branches.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • It is about 150 miles west from the Caspian Sea and the same distance north of the site of ancient Nineveh.

  • From the summit of the black hill I was able to gain a view of the Caspian Sea.

    Travels in Central Asia Arminius Vmbry
  • Northward of this the Caspian Sea seems placed as it were to exclude the wanderers for a time from their final settlements.

  • I could not for the moment remember the extent of the Caspian Sea.

    Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters
  • The right bank is high and steep, the left flat; and at its mouth in the Caspian Sea it forms a very extensive delta.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • When we first hear of them they had for many centuries made their home along the banks of the Caspian Sea.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • He established his capital at Samarcand, some six hundred miles east of the Caspian Sea.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • The Caspian Sea has large rivers flowing into it, but no outlet, yet it never fills up.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

/ˈkæspɪən/
noun
1.
a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland sea in the world; fed mainly by the River Volga. Area: 394 299 sq km (152 239 sq miles)
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Caspian Sea in Culture

Caspian Sea definition


Saltwater lake between Europe and Asia, bordered by Azerbaijan, and Russia to the west, Kazakhstan to the north and east, Turkmenistan to the east, and Iran to the south and west; the largest inland body of water in the world.

Note: The Volga River empties into the Caspian Sea.
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