Sound dues
Sound Sound, n. [AS. sund a narrow sea or strait; akin to Icel., Sw., Dan. & G. sund, probably so named because it could be swum across. See {Swim}.] (Geog.) A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound. [1913 Webster]

The Sound of Denmark, where ships pay toll. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

{Sound dues}, tolls formerly imposed by Denmark on vessels passing through the Baltic Sound. [1913 Webster]


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