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    open water

    'Open water' is the same term as 'international waters' and 'transboundary waters'?

    Encarta says:
    open water: 1. unenclosed water: an expanse of water that is not enclosed or obstructed
    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...efid=561539104

    And hometravelagency says:
    open water. Portions of the sea that are far from land in which a cruise ship might experience greater motion or rougher seas.
    http://www.hometravelagency.com/dictionary/ltro.html

    Here is the original sentence which contains 'open water':
    "He spoke out against the indiscriminate German laying of mines in open water in 1914." _The History of WWI_

    Thank you.

    P.S. 'Spellcheck" did not like my word 'transboundary'. What is the matter with me, or you/checker?

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    In your example sentence, open water means international waters.

    transboundary
    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...fid=1861721403

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    Oho, thanks, the Expert RonBee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunjuvo
    Oho, thanks, the Expert RonBee.
    You're welcome, sunjuvo.

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