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Khyber Pass

noun
1.
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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"Khyber Pass" Quotes from Famous Books



... fighting. Why couldn't he? There was the Boer War and the Khyber Pass and Chitral and the Soudan. He had missed them all. He had never ...
— Mary Olivier: A Life • May Sinclair

... of horror through the civilized world. Retribution was the sole thought in British circles in India. A strong force was at once collected to punish the Afghans and rescue the prisoners. Under General Pollock it fought its way through the Khyber Pass and reached Jelalabad. Thence it advanced to Cabul, the soldiers, infuriated by the sight of the bleaching skeletons that thickly lined the roadway, assailing the Afghans with a ferocity equal to their own. Wherever armed Afghans were met death was their ...
— Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15) - The Romance of Reality • Charles Morris



Words linked to "Khyber Pass" :   Afghanistan, pass, Islamic State of Afghanistan, Hindu Kush Mountains, West Pakistan, Pakistan, mountain pass, notch, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Hindu Kush



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