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Solent

[soh-luh nt] /ˈsoʊ lənt/
noun
1.
The, a channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of S England. 2–5 miles (3.2–8 km) wide.
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  • I remember seeing some years ago a somewhat similar craft cruising in the Solent.

    With Airship and Submarine Harry Collingwood
  • Unless we can intercept the vessel that bears him across the Solent.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • She went away to Hampshire, to the house of an old friend—a lovely place on the shore of the Solent.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • All the ships on this side of it will have time to work up the Solent.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • The ladies, who had never sailed down the Solent before, were delighted with the scenery.

    The Three Admirals W.H.G. Kingston
  • In front sparkled the waters of the Solent, the Bond Street of ocean highways.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • The Waif was no poppycock yacht, built to dodge about the Solent and run for Cowes if the wind blew a capful.

    The White Waterfall James Francis Dwyer
  • A slight knock on the head while swimming in the Solent—that is all.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • To right and left the long blue curve of the Solent lapped in a fringe of foam upon the yellow beach.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It lies on the estuary of the Lymington, which opens into the Solent.

British Dictionary definitions for Solent

Solent

/ˈsəʊlənt/
noun
1.
the Solent, a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland, and the Isle of Wight. Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
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