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- proper n. Hawaiian Islands (an early name for the archipelago of nineteen Hawaiian Islands)
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- n. a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubbed the Sandwich Islands
Landing on the penultimate western island of Kauai, Cook and his men spent several weeks touring the archipelago, which they dubbed the Sandwich Islands in honor of Cook’s chief patron, English naval lord John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.
An interesting island, one of the North Pacific group formerly known as the Sandwich Islands, or as the Kingdom of Hawaii, then as the
The present King of the Sandwich Islands is the grandson of Sacarusa, under whose lead the exodus of 1802 was accomplished.
In the central region of the North Pacific Ocean lies the archipelago formerly known as the Sandwich Islands, now collectively designated as
The Sandwich Islands will be the subject of my lecture -- when I get to it -- and I shall endeavor to tell the truth as nearly as a newspaper man can.
The chief glory of the Sandwich Islands is their great volcano.
Unfortunately, the first object I ever saw in the Sandwich Islands was a repulsive one.
Besides several smaller islands in the Southern Pacific, he discovered, to the north of the equinoctial line, the group called the Sandwich Islands; which, from their situation and productions, bid fairer for becoming an object of consequence, in the system of European navigation, than any other discovery in the South Sea.
It was imagined that this mode of culture was absolutely necessary; but we now found, that, with the precaution above-mentioned, it succeeds equally well in a drier situation; indeed, we all remarked, that the tarrow of the Sandwich Islands is the best we had ever tasted.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
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