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or Mauritania

[mawr-i-tey-nee-uh] /ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə/
an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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Mauretanian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Mauretania
Contemporary Examples
  • The stronghold in Mali was to be the centerpiece of a larger Qaeda emirate across the Sahel from Mauretania to Nigeria.

Historical Examples
  • What you are, or what you did before you stepped on board the Mauretania's nothing to me.

  • "Meanwhile you'll be enjoying yourself on the Mauretania," echoed Jim.

  • He built the “Mauretania” and “Lusitania,” and had he lived he was destined to take a leading position in the country.

  • "I know you met my wife and daughter on the Mauretania," said the watcher.

  • Im waiting for a friend who is sailing with me on the Mauretania next week and Ive just had a wire to say shell be here to-morrow.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • Tingitanian Mauretania was one of the numerous African granaries of Rome.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • Against the Mauretania's average twenty-six knot speed the new boats are designed to make only twenty-one.

  • Carlos is on the Mauretania, and she is due here in a couple of days.

    The Golden Slipper Anna Katharine Green
  • Well, if she sailed for Europe on the Mauretania, like he says—how's it come her name wasn't on the passenger list?

    The Day of Days Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for Mauretania


an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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