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

  • An island of northwest Germany, one of the North Frisian Islands in Helgoland Bay, an inlet of the North Sea southwest of Jutland. The island belonged to Denmark and Great Britain before being ceded to Germany in 1890. It is a popular tourist resort.

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Examples

  • Germany calls Helgoland the "fortress impregnable," and the developments of the war seem to indicate that the description fits.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • In October 1936 Lockley went to Helgoland to watch some autumn passage.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Earlier research on what triggered migration urges in redstarts had been done at the bird observatory on Helgoland, the curious island British from 1807 until 1890, when it was exchanged with Germany for Zanzibar off the German coast in the North Sea.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Lockley reports a trip to the cinema on Helgoland where he watched a Nazi newsreel with “goose stepping, and fierce speeches.”

    A Year on the Wing

  • Perhaps palm trees will be growing on the island of Helgoland in the North Sea soon, and German citizens will be saving billions in heating costs — which in turn would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

    Could Global Warming Make Life on Earth Better? | Impact Lab

  • On October 29, the crews of the ships Thuringia and Helgoland refused to lift anchor.

    A History of General Strikes

  • MAGNA: Helgoland seals are getting almost as much attention as Germany's polar bear cups.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

  • DIANA MAGNA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: From the air, the remote islands in of Helgoland in Germany's North Sea don't appear the obvious spot for a population explosion.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

  • MAGNA: Helgoland seals are getting almost as much attention as Germany's polar bear cubs.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

  • DIANA MAGNA, CNN CORRESPONDENT, (voice over): The islands of Helgoland in Germany's North Sea don't appear the obvious spot for a population explosion.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

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