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Davis Strait

noun
1.
a strait between Canada and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and the Atlantic. 200–500 miles (320–800 km) wide.
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  • Baffin further suggested that if there was a Passage it must now be sought by Davis Strait.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • On Davis Strait a few important isthmuses must be mentioned.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • Such was the case at Niaqonaujang, on Davis Strait, in the fall of 1883.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • The only places where it seems to be unknown are Davis Strait and Aggo.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • Davis Strait had been discovered some years before by John Davis, now dead.

  • The prettiest clothing is made by the tribes of Davis Strait.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • The same dress is worn at certain feasts on Davis Strait (p. 608).

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • On Davis Strait it is only by chance that ducks &c. are caught, and eggs can scarcely be obtained.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • "I almost wish we had taken the east coast route and gone through Davis Strait," remarked Whittinghame.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • The tribes of Davis Strait do not practice this custom, but use scarcely any sledge without a pair of antlers.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
British Dictionary definitions for Davis Strait

Davis Strait

/ˈdeɪvɪs/
noun
1.
a strait between Baffin Island, in Canada, and Greenland
Word Origin
named after John Davis (??1550–1605), English navigator
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