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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Flinders, Sir Matthew 1774-1814. British explorer who sailed to New South Wales (1795) and subsequently made a thorough study of the Australian coast.

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Examples

  • Cook sent one of his captains to find out but he was beaten back by adverse winds, so it was still believed to be a peninsula in Flinders 'time.

    Explorers and the British Empire

  • Honour him by calling any other places after him by all means; the name Flinders for the Commonwealth Naval Base in Westernport is an excellent one, for instance.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • The return made for this courtesy was that upon the Terre Napoleon maps the name Flinders gave was ignored, and "L'Ile Decres" was scored upon it, this being done while the true discoverer was pent up in French custody in an island of the Indian Ocean.

    Terre Napoleón; a History of French Explorations and Projects in Australia

  • Honour him by calling any other places after him by all means; the name Flinders for the Commonwealth Naval Base in

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • The name Flinders survived at Donington certainly for thirty years after the death of the sailor who gave lustre to it; for in a directory published in 1842 occur the names of “Flinders, Mrs. Eliz.,

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • The name Flinders survived at Donington certainly for thirty years after the death of the sailor who gave lustre to it; for in a directory published in 1842 occur the names of "Flinders, Mrs. Eliz.,

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • It is known as Flinders 'Passage, in latitude 18 degrees 45 minutes south, longitude 148 degrees 10 minutes east, and is frequently used nowadays.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • Nike is releasing a shoe nicknamed the "Melbourne Dunk" based off of a famous skate spot in Melbourne, Australia called Flinders Street Station.

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  • This Nike SB dunk is inspired by a skate spot in Melbourne called the Flinders Street Station.

    NiceKicks.com - Online Magazine for sneaker news, history, & culture

  • In the year 1897, the Comite des Souvenirs Historiques obtained from M. Dauban, then the proprietor of the estate, permission to erect a suitable memorial, such as Flinders had suggested.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

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