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NARROW SEAS, English law. Those seas which adjoin the coast of England. Bac. Ab. Prerogative, B 3.

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Narrow seas are characterized by the presence of large numbers of friendly, enemy, and neutral commercial vessels, warships, and auxiliaries.
The straits connecting narrow seas to the open ocean or other narrow seas are also called "choke points." (24) Density of shipping at the approaches to and within the international straits is higher than on the open ocean.
The effectiveness of land-based aircraft in attacking surface ships at sea, especially in narrow seas, was demonstrated for the first time in European waters in World War II.
Land-based aircraft can often have an important, if not the key, role in securing and maintaining command of a narrow sea. Because of the growing range, endurance, and speeds of modern aircraft, ever-larger sea and ocean regions have become areas of combined employment of naval forces and land-based aircraft.
Literature, Identity and the English Channel: Narrow Seas Expanded.
The narrow seas separating Siberia and Alaska dried up, forming a temporary land bridge between the two continents.
A number of ancient cannon lay upon the sand outside the gate, a reminder of older wars and bygone days, when this coast was dreaded as the Pirate Coast and the Qawasim were the terror of these narrow seas."
'Chief End' anticipates almost identical qualms the poet expressed two years later in the fourth stanza of 'Poem 1' of Not in Narrow Seas about the material and the spiritual: The Minister believes The price is sufficient to cover Labour costs and something over For a radio, perhaps a car.
I believe the 1939 collection Not in Narrow Seas celebrates Curnow's literary coming-of-age, although others would appear to have reserved that accolade for a collection or two later.
He applied much the same framework to narrow seas, such as international straits, while also sizing up these passages' widths, lengths, and difficulty of transit.
problems as naval drawdown, global responsibility, vulnerability of surface ships to missile saturation, and the difficulties of operations in narrow seas gives one new pause.
Major naval operations in enclosed and semienclosed seas (collectively called "narrow seas") can be conducted within either a strategically offensive or a strategically defensive framework.