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Wadi Halfa

[wah-dee hahl-fuh] /ˈwɑ di ˈhɑl fə/
noun
1.
a former town in the N Sudan, on the Nile: now under the waters of Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam in S Egypt.
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  • Who could this visitor have been whom he meets in the street of Tewfikieh, and who must come so secretly to Wadi Halfa?

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • But what was he doing at Wadi Halfa, masquerading with this itinerant troupe?

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • It was read out to him by Calder, who had obtained leave to come down from Wadi Halfa with his friend.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • Prokesch copied one in the ruins of Wadi Halfa, splendid in blue and gold, with a serpent wound round it.

  • "To Wadi Halfa," said Feversham, pointing westwards over his shoulder.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • Calder was the one man in Wadi Halfa who could claim something like intimacy with Durrance.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • It was generally rumoured that he was the Pasha of Wadi Halfa.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • Wadi Halfa was the military station, Tewfikieh a little frontier town to the north separated from Halfa by a mile of river-bank.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • I have seen his likeness enshrined in wattle huts at Omdurman and Wadi Halfa.

  • He saw you in Wadi Halfa, and he heard that you had gone south into the desert.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
British Dictionary definitions for Wadi Halfa

Wadi Halfa

/ˈwɒdɪ ˈhælfə/
noun
1.
a town in the N Sudan that was partly submerged by Lake Nasser: an important archaeological site
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