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  • 1Situated or occurring in the middle of the Atlantic ocean: the mid-Atlantic fault line
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    • The more immediate bad news is that tropical storm Jeanne is next in line coming across the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
    • Scientists have already claimed that Atlantis could be at the bottom of the mid-Atlantic Ocean or somewhere in the Aegean Sea.
    • Residents in Bermuda battened down and cruise ships scrambled out to sea yesterday as powerful Hurricane Fabian headed toward the mid-Atlantic island with 120 mph winds.
  • 2Having characteristics of both Britain and America: mid-Atlantic accents
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    • It means rescuing Britain from mid-Atlantic ambiguity and locating it within the European value system of public welfare and social solidarity.
    • He lives in San Francisco, works at the Dreamworks animation studio in Redwood City, has an American wife, and sports a curious mid-Atlantic accent that if anything sounds more Swedish than American or Yorkshire.
    • Now, Dave's accent is fully mid-Atlantic and his presence is imbued with that distinctively American larger-than-life glow.
  • 3Relating to states in the middle of the Atlantic coast of the United States, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.
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    • This population migrates from the Arctic to staging areas in southern Québec and wintering grounds along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (New Jersey to North Carolina).
    • This group have played extensively in the mid-Atlantic United States, travelling around Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Ohio.
    • This type of yucca, which is more prevalent on the southern coast of the United States than our mid-Atlantic region, produces beautiful white flowers in June.

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