Definitions

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

  • CapeFinisterre A rocky promontory of extreme northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Off the cape the British won two naval victories over the French (1747 and 1805).

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Examples

  • Two SSF with great fiction out this morning: mariadeira's "Finisterre" is live at Strange Horizons. aliettedb's "Golden Lilies" at Fantasy Magazine.

    Contact High for a Roomful of Children!

  • Apple asked the man, Kevin Finisterre, to hold off publishing the code until it could patch the flaw.

    Monocultures in IT and Higher Ed

  • The château was one of the oldest in Finisterre, an immense weather-beaten pile with a moat, a drawbridge, a great crenellated tower, and a turret that, springing from the first story, seemed, with its high-pointed roof, to be suspended in the air.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • "Finisterre" was a convict named McConklin, who'd got out on ticket - of - leave and then jumped his parole and disappeared.

    The Emperor's Snuff-Box

  • While "Finisterre" was talking to him - there wasn't any legal redress for the swindle, you see - he suddenly remembered who the man was.

    The Emperor's Snuff-Box

  • After this it's a transition phase off Cape Finisterre which is likely to concern the crew at the end of the night … This will be the first tricky stage, which they cannot afford to miss!

    Sail-World.com USA Latest News

  • "In essentials, you gave us the whole story in that parable about the man called Finisterre or McConklin.

    The Emperor's Snuff-Box

  • If you haven't had a chance to read Maria's story in last week's Strange Horizons, "Finisterre," you can here.)

    An Interview with Maria Deira

  • Apenas casados, los Boulch, de Lambézellec (Finisterre), estaban ya tan borrachos que hubo que meterles en chirona de inmediato.

    Translation

  • "I should have dropped you overboard off Finisterre!" snarls he.

    Isabelle

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