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Ross Sea

noun
1.
an arm of the Antarctic Ocean, S of New Zealand, extending into Antarctica.
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  • The chart of Ross Sea has been drawn chiefly as a guide to future expeditions.

  • Both will join up and make for the Ross Sea base, where the previous Expedition had its winter quarters.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Volcanic rocks are only found along the coast of Ross Sea and on a range of islands parallel to the coast.

  • The outstanding feature of the Ross Sea side was the journey made by these six men.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • It is very curious to find such calm weather in Ross Sea; in the two months we have been here we have hardly had a strong breeze.

  • A year before our trip through Ross Sea had turned out almost like a pleasure cruise, but that was in the middle of summer.

  • The Barrier is a wall of ice, several hundred miles long, and about 100 feet high, which forms the southern boundary of Ross Sea.

  • Two years in succession he sailed from the Pacific into Ross Sea with two ships that had no auxiliary steam-power.

  • I had never seen such a large area of unbroken ice in the Ross Sea.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • The Nimrod had a narrow escape from a misadventure of this kind in the Ross Sea early in 1908.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for Ross Sea

Ross Sea

noun
1.
a large arm of the S Pacific in Antarctica, incorporating the Ross Ice Shelf and lying between Victoria Land and the Edward VII Peninsula
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