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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
E . the Gate of Tears), a strait between Asia and Africa forming the entrance to the Red Sea, so called from the strong currents which rush through it, and often cause wreckage to vessels attempting to pass it.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bab-el-Mandeb'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bab-el-mandeb.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.