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Harbor

Subject: Literature

Novel by Ernest Poole, published in 1915.

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Jonatan Christiansen and Alkiviadis Ginalis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...provision for harbours. Major harbours of Antiquity were still used during Late Antiquity, and new structures were also developed. The Harbour of Eleutherios, one of Constantinople’s commercial harbours, built during the reign of Theodosius I (379–95), was used until the 11th century . Silted-up remains of this harbour have been discovered at Yenikapı, on the Marmara coast of Istanbul, and are being excavated with remarkable results. Jonatan Christiansen ; Alkiviadis Ginalis G. E. Rickman , ‘Towards a Study of Roman Ports’, in Raban , Harbour Archaeology ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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416 words

... The late antique collapse of the imperial annona diminished the utility of larger Roman harbours ; maintenance and dredging grew rare. By 700, silt had closed down even Classe, the main Adriatic harbour. As post-classical ship sizes shrank and voyages shortened, ancient shipping’s minor harbours became Europe’s primary stopping places. Infrastructure could be simple. In the absence of quays, ships moored in deeper water, serviced by small craft, or were hauled ashore (at 9th-century Graveney the beach was lined with planks to ease this operation)....

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Philip de Souza

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
417 words

...were common features in Hellenistic and Roman times. Military harbours often featured fortifications. Narrow entrances, towers, and booms or chains were used to control access from the sea, with walls to guard against attack from the land. In the Classical period Athens, Megara , and Corinth were joined to their respective harbours by Long Walls . The ship-sheds at Carthage seem to have been placed on an island in the middle of the inner harbour, providing excellent security. Ancient harbours were often very cosmopolitan places, attracting travellers and...

Mulberry Harbours.

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
32 words

...Harbours. , Two artificial harbours constructed off the coast of Normandy during the Second World War ( 1939–45 ) to supply the Allied invasion forces which landed there on 6 June 1944 . ...

Constantinople harbours

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James Crow

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...references, excavations have shown the harbour remained active into the 12th century. As well as a large number of ships , the excavation revealed traces of timber jetties (Gk. skala ) many of which can be dated by dendrochronology. Other landing stages and jetties were found around the city’s littoral, all attesting to the lasting importance of the city’s maritime life. James Crow P. Magdalino , ‘The Harbors of Byzantine Constantinople’, in Z. Kızıltan and G. Çelik , eds., Stories from the Hidden Harbor: Shipwrecks of Yenikapi (2013), 13–15. P....

ports and harbours

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
327 words

...and harbours really began in Ireland in the 9th century, with the establishment of Viking settlements in Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, and Limerick. The Vikings built quays, whereas the Irish had simply beached their curragh‐type vessels. By the Norman era , there were some 80 active ports including Carrickfergus , Carlingford, Ardglass, Dundalk, Drogheda , Arklow, Youghal, Kinsale, Galway , and Sligo. Many had merchant guilds with their own, often locally built, fleets. In the Middle Ages, there was a flourishing overseas trade ,...

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Brit. harbour n. a place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures.
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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

... Brit. harbour n. a place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... (= a shelter for vessels) has been predominantly so spelled in AmE since the early 1840s; harbour has been the established BrE spelling since Middle English. See -or ; -our...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... A sheltered coastal water where ships can anchor, load, and unload...

harbouring

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
23 words

...harbouring n. Hiding a criminal or suspected criminal. This will normally constitute the offence of impeding apprehension or prosecution . See also escape ....

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
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22 words

... Hiding a criminal or suspected criminal. This will normally constitute the offence of impeding apprehension or prosecution . See also escape...

Harbor, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
9 words

..., The , novel by Ernest Poole , published in 1915...

Pearl Harbor

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
43 words

...Harbor A harbour on the Pacific island of Oahu, in Hawaii, the site of a major US naval base, where a surprise attack on 7 December 1941 by Japanese carrier-borne aircraft, inflicted heavy damage and brought the USA into World War...

Pearl Harbor

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
76 words

...Harbor [Hist.] A harbour on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, which was the site of a US naval base. A surprise attack on 7 December 1941 by Japanese aircraft inflicted heavy losses on the Americans and brought the USA into the Second World War. > A sudden and unexpected attack An American attack on Iraq would not be the equivalent of Pearl Harbor, as claimed by a Canadian MP, Bonnie Brown. Guardian Unlimited ...

harbor defense

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

... defense the defense of a harbor or anchorage and its water approaches against external threats such as submarine, submarine-borne, or small surface craft attack, as well as enemy minelaying operations or sabotage. The defense of a harbor from guided or dropped missiles while such missiles are airborne is considered to be a part of air defense...

Sag Harbor

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
22 words

...Harbor , play by James A. Herne , a revision of his Hearts of Oak ( 1879 ), written with Belasco , was produced in 1899...

Pearl Harbor

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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86 words

...Pearl Harbor A major US naval base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. A surprise attack by Japanese carrier-borne aircraft on 7 December 1941 , delivered without a prior declaration of war, brought the USA into World War II . A total of 188 US aircraft were destroyed, eight battleships and eleven other navy vessels were sunk or damaged. The attack was a strategic failure, however, because the crucial element of the US Pacific fleet, its aircraft carriers, were out of the harbour on that...

Pearl Harbor

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
56 words

...Harbor US naval base in Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 , a Japanese naval taskforce, which approached within range of the islands unobserved, attacked Pearl Harbor, headquarters of the US Pacific fleet. The Japanese assault killed c .2,400 people and destroyed or damaged c .300 aircraft and 18 ships. The attack provoked US entry into World War 2...

Pearl Harbor

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

...Pearl Harbor , Hawaii/USA ( Wai Momi ) The present name is merely a translation of the earlier Hawaiian name meaning ‘Pearl Waters’, a reference to the pearl oysters that grew here....

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