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

  • An island of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, it was controlled successively by Holland, England, Spain, France, and Denmark, which sold it to the United States in 1917.

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  • "medium-dry" thing down pat, from wineries such as Saint Croix and Woodland Hill.

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  • I iced the leg for several days before taking off for the long flight to Saint Croix in the Virgin Islands for the Beat the Beast 70.3 triathlon.

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  • The previous year in Hilton Head during the first 1988 USA Triathlon World Championship, a race entrepreneur by the name of Renee Roker had told us about a new triathlon in Saint Croix that would offer a purse to Age-Groupers as well as to the Pros who do these races for a living.

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  • I was intrigued with the idea of conquering this hill plus its many “relatives” on the bike course, so I traveled to Saint Croix to try it.

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  • A week later I would move on to do Beat the Beast, a Half Ironman triathlon in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands; and then double back for the Gulf Coast Half Ironman in Panama City, Florida, the following week.

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  • Since then I have been to the island of Saint Croix for five more attempts to Beat the Beast and have always been impressed with the simplicity, hospitality, and resilience of these Crusians.

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  • In 1989, I Beat the Beast again the first Sunday in May, but in September Hurricane Hugo hit Saint Croix with such force, it devastated the island.

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  • One of the world's largest petroleum refineries is at Saint Croix.

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  • Virgin Islandsnone (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three islands at the second order; Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas

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  • Administrative divisions: none (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three islands at the second order; Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas

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