American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- CapeChelyuskin A cape of north-central Russia on the Taymyr Peninsula. It is the northernmost point of Asia.
“The northern end of the latitudinal gradient, occurring primarily on islands and on the mainland only at Cape Chelyuskin (Taymir Peninsula), is occupied by polar deserts where woody plants are absent, and forbs and grasses with mosses and lichens are the main components of plant communities .”
“In 1934 the crewmen of the ice-breaker Chelyuskin were adrift on an ice-floe after the ship went down in the Sea of Chukotsk.”
“Gulf, we landed in the tundra, some 160 kilometers from Chelyuskin”
“Lieutenant Chelyuskin, one of the Russian explorers under Laptieff, who had reached this northern point by a land journey which had entailed terrible hardships and suffering.”
“Chelyuskin gave occasion to an exhaustive discussion.”
“Chelyuskin again reported that the whole bay and the sea in the offing were, as far as the eye could reach, covered with unbroken ice This induced Laptev to turn.”
“Chelyuskin; remnants of reindeer were observed at Barents 'winter harbour on the northernmost part of Novaya Zemlya; some very fat animals were killed by Norwegian walrus-hunters on King Karl's Land east of Spitzbergen, and for some years back the reindeer was very numerous even on the north coast of North East Land, and on”
“Yenisej, Laptev himself and his second in command, Chelyuskin, and the surveyor, Tschekin, the following year made a number of sledge journeys, in order to survey the peninsula which projects farthest to the north-west from the mainland of Asia.”
“It is even not impossible that Russian hunters from Chatanga may have prosecuted the chase here, and that Chelyuskin actually was here, of which we have evidence in the very correct way in which the”
“The following summer they returned to Yakutsk convinced of the impossibility of sailing round the north point of Asia, and as Behring was no longer to be found in that town, Chelyuskin started for St. Petersburg in order to give an oral account of Prontschischev's voyages.”
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