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Khyber Pass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Khyber Pass a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India
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In literature:

Our kafilas wind through the Khyber Pass.
"Verses 1889-1896" by Rudyard Kipling
Three strategic passes lead from Afghanistan into India: the Khyber Pass, the Bolan Pass, and the Kuram Valley.
"The Coming Conquest of England" by August Niemann
And I declare to heaven I'd rather be threading a Khyber Pass with my poor old friend who fell to a shot there.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
When spring-time flushes the desert grass, Our kafilas wind through the Khyber Pass.
"Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads" by Rudyard Kipling
KHYBER PASS, a narrow defile 33 m. long, in one place only 10 ft. wide, through not lofty but precipitous mountains; lies to the NW.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
In the Khyber Pass there was fiercer fighting than even that blood-stained defile had ever seen.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
Finally, he sent orders to stop the British Mission at Ali Musjid, the fort commanding the entrance to the Khyber Pass.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
The Khyber mountains viewed from the mouth of the pass are brown, and dotted with peculiar looking trees.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
I call to my side Hyder Ali, my gun-bearer, a lean Pathan from the Khyber Pass.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Under General Pollock it fought its way through the Khyber Pass and reached Jelalabad.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
General Pollock swept the Khyber Pass and entered Cabul.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Within the next few days the Samana was invested, and the Khyber Pass was in the hands of the Afridis.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
The principal defense of the Khyber Pass was the fort Ali-Musjid.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
The control of the Khyber and Michui Passes was also retained.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Before dawn on the 5th of April Pollock's force set out from Jumrood to the entrance of the Khyber Pass.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Fine view of the Khyber Pass and the Himalayas from top of police office.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The same year (1878) he went to India, and in the winter accompanied the Khyber Pass force to Jalalabad.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
He preached uninterruptedly in Afghanistan and in the Khyber Pass.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
The Gomal pass is the most important pass on the Indian frontier between the Khyber and the Bolan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Our Kafilas wind through the Khyber pass.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling

In news:

Pakistan keeps Khyber Pass closed as US strikes drone on .
A culinary trip from Casablanca to the Khyber Pass.
Help save a couple creatures while eating a little healthier tonight at Khyber Pass Pub (56 S. Second St.) as they host the latest installment of Vegan Cocktails Philly, a traveling monthly mixer that promotes vegan awareness.
The little brown bag arrived at our table at the Khyber Pass Pub mottled with grease spots already soaking through.
The Southern-focused Khyber Pass Pub (56 S.
Pakistan keeps Khyber Pass closed as US strikes drone on.
Eight die in Pakistan offensive against militants in the Khyber Pass .
Photograph by Noelle Luchino Orient Expression: Tasty dishes from Khyber Pass, clockwise from lower left: chicken tikka kebab, kabu li pullao, kadu and tandoori quail.
Sargent Shriver during a Peace Corps visit to Afghanistan, Khyber Pass, January 1, 1964.