British West Indies love

British West Indies

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A historic term for the British island colonies in the West Indies. Most of the islands gained their independence in the late 20th century; a few, such as the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, remain British territories.

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  • proper noun A former name for the British colonies in around the Caribbean.

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

  • noun the islands in the West Indies that were formerly under British control, including the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad

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Examples

  • When Britain issued Orders in Council discriminating against Americans trading with the British West Indies and, subsequently, with Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland, Congress was too weak to provide relief for the merchants, farmers, fishermen, and shipbuilders suffering from the restrictions.

    Between War and Peace

  • As the illegitimate son of Rachel Fawcett Lavien and presumably James Hamilton, Alexander was unwelcomed by the church establishment of colonial Nevis Island of the British West Indies.

    Matt J. Rossano: Alexander Hamilton's Religion: A Temperate Example For Today's Fractured World

  • As the illegitimate son of Rachel Fawcett Lavien and presumably James Hamilton, Alexander was unwelcomed by the church establishment of colonial Nevis Island of the British West Indies.

    Matt J. Rossano: Alexander Hamilton's Religion: A Temperate Example For Today's Fractured World

  • When Britain issued Orders in Council discriminating against Americans trading with the British West Indies and, subsequently, with Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland, Congress was too weak to provide relief for the merchants, farmers, fishermen, and shipbuilders suffering from the restrictions.

    Between War and Peace

  • Phillip E. Knight, officiated the ceremony, which took place at a resort in the British West Indies.

    R&B Singer Ameriie Marries

  • As the illegitimate son of Rachel Fawcett Lavien and presumably James Hamilton, Alexander was unwelcomed by the church establishment of colonial Nevis Island of the British West Indies.

    Matt J. Rossano: Alexander Hamilton's Religion: A Temperate Example For Today's Fractured World

  • In 1780, the total value of Haiti's exports to Europe exceeded those of Spain's silver and gold-producing Latin American colonies, or the entire British West Indies plantation system.

    Eric Margolis: Haiti Must Be Rescued From Itself

  • When Britain entered the war against Republican France in 1793, however, the United States had already declared its neutrality, and the following year had concluded a treaty with Britain that protected American merchant ships and provided for trade with the British West Indies.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • When Britain entered the war against Republican France in 1793, however, the United States had already declared its neutrality, and the following year had concluded a treaty with Britain that protected American merchant ships and provided for trade with the British West Indies.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • But the demand for whiskey grew as shipments of Madeira from across the Atlantic and rum from the British West Indies grew scarce during the war.

    Spirits: George's new/old rye

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