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- An island group of the eastern West Indies extending in an arc from Curaçao to the Virgin Islands.
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- proper n. The smaller islands of the West Indies, to the south and east of Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean Sea.
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- n. a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
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Montserrat is British overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.
The Lesser Antilles are the island peaks of a 700 km-long volcanic arc of 18 volcanoes, overlying a tectonic plate subduction (under-thrusting) zone.
The Lesser Antilles are the nearest land; and although they are some five or six hundred miles away, if the wind remains north-east there is yet a chance of reaching them in time.
The Lesser Antilles are the nearest land; and although they are some five or six hundred miles away, if the wind remains northeast there is yet a chance of reaching them in time.
This advantage was shared equally by most of those known as the Lesser Antilles; but the small island of Barbadoes, being well to windward of all, possessed peculiar advantages, not only for offensive action, but because it was defended by the difficulty with which a large fleet could approach it, even from so near a port as Fort Royal.
The Arawaks -- who originated in Venezuela and gradually migrated up the chain of islands now called the Lesser Antilles -- succeeded the Siboney.
One storm with a 20% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours is moving west toward the Lesser Antilles and Caribbean Sea.
The three islets to the east are part of a national ornithological reserve; there are more sea birds here, including puffins and frigatebirds, than anywhere else in the Lesser Antilles.
The Cocolos, natives of the Lesser Antilles who moved to the San Pedro area to cut cane a century ago, brought with them a cricket-playing heritage, a disciplined approach to sport, and an inclination toward institution-building — all qualities that shaped baseball in the town.
A third storm has weakened and is now a tropical depression moving slowly toward the Lesser Antilles islands.