Definitions

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  • proper n. An island in the West Indies, the northern island of the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis

Etymologies

Spanish san ("saint") Cristóbal ("Christopher") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There was no more of the performance anxiety that pushed him into a false start in the 100, only a sheer release of power as he coasted down the stretch for an overwhelming win over France and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

    Bolt Leads Jamaica to Relay Record

  • Nevis continues in its efforts to try and separate from Saint Kitts.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis is heavily dependent upon tourism revenues, which has replaced sugar, the traditional mainstay of the economy until the 1970s.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • The United States, France, and the Netherlands recognize Venezuela's granting full effect to Aves Island, thereby claiming a Venezuelan EEZ/continental shelf extending over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea; Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines protest Venezuela's full effect claim.

    Venezuela

  • The smaller state of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3km) southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called "The Narrows".

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is on the larger island of Saint Kitts.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Protected area highlights for Saint Kitts and Nevis: (January 31, 2008):

    Protected areas of Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency, along with Saint Kitts and Nevis.

    Anguilla

  • The story is a postmortemfor the small double-island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, which, as the account relays,consumed itself one day street by street and hill by hill, its ports cracking loose from the shore and its lampposts yielding to the ground like long blades of grass, until it was nothing but a cloudy figure eight of debris staining the ocean.

    Stray Questions for: Kevin Brockmeier - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

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