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The sea level halfway between the mean levels of high and low water.
- ‘At the time George Eliot was writing, the land was much lower: ‘well below mean sea level’ (as Mr Tatam points out).’
- ‘Winds were reported of up to 150 mph and a storm surge of 12.4 feet was reported west of the town of Cameron, some 20 feet above mean sea level.’
- ‘With wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour and water surges eight-and-one-half feet above mean sea level, New York's transportation infrastructure sputtered to a halt.’
- ‘Patalkot is spread over an area of 79 sq.km. at an average height of 2,750-3,250 feet above mean sea level.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.