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Gate of Tears

[Babelmandeb]. The passage into the Red Sea. So called by the Arabs from the number of shipwrecks that took place there.

Like some ill-destined bark that steers
In silence through the Gate of Tears.

T. Moore: Fire Worshippers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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