- SYRTIS, MAJOR AND MINOR
- the ancient names of the Gulfs of Sidra and Cabes on the N. coast of Africa, the former between Tripoli and Barca, the latter between Tunis and Tripoli.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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