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  • proper n. A volcanic island off the coast of Iceland

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Examples

  • Surtsey is cherished by scientists who are fascinated by the colonization patterns of new varieties of plants and animals that have settled there.

    New Natural Wonders

  • Among the planet’s newest volcanic islands is one called Surtsey, which came steaming up near the southeastern coast of Iceland in 1963.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • In the 1960s, a new volcanic island called Surtsey was born off the southwest coast.

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  • One is the North Atlantic, where a small island called Surtsey grew off the southern coast of Iceland in the

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  • One is the North Atlantic, where a small island called Surtsey grew off the southern coast of Iceland in the 1960s.

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  • While the entire island is a preserve and no human contact with any part of it is allowed, people can see Surtsey from neighboring isles.

    New Natural Wonders

  • The island of Surtsey was formed by volcanic eruptions in the 1960s and is part of a cluster of islands known as the Westmen Isles, scattered off the southern coast of Iceland.

    New Natural Wonders

  • You can gather that both are islands, with Surtsey being actually created by the eruption.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Eyjafjallajoekull

  • Four years before, on the lava beaches of Surtsey off the coast of Iceland, I had seen breeding males dropping themselves in charming and delicate song flights, like tumbling black-and-white lacy handkerchiefs, onto sea-smoothed boulders of gray-black pumice.

    A Year on the Wing

  • It might be the island of Surtsey, freshly erected near Iceland in November of 1963.

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • Fine limerick, rolig!

    September 15, 2011

  • Excellent!

    September 15, 2011

  • *applause*

    September 15, 2011

  • There was a fine lady from Surtsey
    who practiced and practiced her curtsey.
    She tried to convince us
    'twas done for the princess,
    and not for the guardsman who's flirtsy.


    September 15, 2011

  • One wonders if they curtsey on Surtsey,
    And if the boys just bow arms akimbo?

    September 15, 2011

  • C'mon, gimme enough for a limerick.

    September 15, 2011

  • One wonders if they curtsey on Surtsey.

    September 15, 2011