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Falkland Islands

Definitions

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

  • In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēsˈläs mäl-vēˈnäs)Falkland Islands A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the South Atlantic. Official name: Falkland Islands. Argentina contests the British sovereignty in the islands.

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

  • n. a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony

Etymologies

Name taken from the Falkland Sound, which were named for Viscount Falkland by John Strong, who landed on the islands in 1690. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Had the battle begun three hours earlier, had the visibility been that of the Falkland Islands battle, had there been the same ample sea room given Sturdee against Spee, the outcome at Jutland would have been different.

    Castles of Steel

  • The Falkland Islands once supported a species of canid called the warrah, otherwise known as the Antarctic wolf; Charles Darwin, stopping there with the Beagle in 1833, took a few specimens for his collection.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • (Captain Sulivan, who sailed with Darwin in the "Beagle," and served with great distinction in command of the southern division of the fleet in the battle of Obligado (Plate River), had surveyed the Falkland Islands many years before his temporary settlement there.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • The night was clear and the visibility exceptional even at two in the morning when officers on Scharnhorst’s bridge first made out the dark masses of the Falkland Islands on the northern horizon.

    Castles of Steel

  • Ajax's turn to go to the Falkland Islands for a rest and repairs, so the Exeter and Cumberland were told that at the end of their patrol they were to refuel and then take over the Plate area.

    Graf Spee

  • In view of report pocket battleship, amend previous dispositions, Cumberland self-refit at Falkland Islands AS previously arranged but keep at short notice on two shafts.

    Graf Spee

  • The Falkland Islands once supported an endemic species of fox, but the Falkland fox was “incurably unsuspicious of man,” according to one authority, and in lieu of being cured it was extinguished.

    The Song of The Dodo

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