from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest island of the Bahamas, in the western part of the archipelago.
- An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea. The northernmost of the Cyclades, it was colonized by Athens in the fifth century B.C.
- Andros, Sir Edmund 1637-1714. English colonial administrator in America whose attempt to unify the New England colonies under his governorship (1686-1689) was met by revolt.
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- proper n. An island of the Cyclades, Greece.
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I would further remind the readers that in "Hatari", one of the questions his character asks De las Andros is if she has gone big game hunting before.
ANDROS ISLANDBONEFISH CLUB ANDROS ISLAND: About 150 milessoutheast of Miami, Andros is the largest and least inhabited island in theBahamas.
On another day we targeted the bigger bones for which Andros is famous.
In his Defence of the American constitutions, Adams had asked if the name of Andros [a hated colonial governor] and that of Winthrop [founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony] are heard with the same sensations in any village in New England?
Steward would later go on to write homoerotica under the name Phil Andros.
Maybe we should do the "Bahama Mama" line test ... in Andros.
Now some of the islands south of here, namely Andros, they're actually doing some evacuations in the southern part of that island right now.
So we remayned in the said hauen, vntill the 28. day: and then the winde being Westerly, the three shippes that were in the hauen, weyed and came forth, and in comming forth the Iohn Euangelist came on ground vpon a sand, called the Andros, where she remained one tide, and the next full sea she came off againe without any great hurt, God be praised.
That mystery centers on the true identity of "Andros".
Mayaguana seems to be the most populare answer but I wana say Andros Island.
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