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  • proper noun The largest island of the Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands.

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Examples

  • "I have told you," he began stiffly, "that recruiting on Malaita is impossible for a woman, and that is all I care to say -- or dare."

    Chapter 9

  • At age seven he was kidnapped by bushmen and became a slave in Malaita's bush villages, then when he was seventeen was turned over to a blackbirding gang for a half case of tobacco, some knives, axes, calico and beads, and taken aboard a schooner to toil three years on the plantations of the Moongleam Soap Co. on New Georgia, clearing jungle and cutting cane grass.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

  • They speak of McTavish, the "Trouble-mender," whom Grief had assigned to pacify New Gibbon, the tough Scotchman at present in Malaita starting a plantation.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • "I have told you," he began stiffly, "that recruiting on Malaita is impossible for a woman, and that is all I care to say -- or dare."

    As Between A Man and A Woman

  • I ran in cargoes of kinky-heads from Malaita, which is in the Solomons, till I had twelve hundred of the blackbirds putting in cane.

    THE PRINCESS

  • But if he ever got a chance at that white man, if he ever caught him sick or stood at his back when he stumbled and fell on a bush - trail -- well, there would be a head that would fetch a price in Malaita.

    Chapter 2

  • I ran in cargoes of kinky-heads from Malaita, which is in the Solomons, till I had twelve hundred of the blackbirds putting in cane.

    The Princess

  • I ran in cargoes of kinky-heads from Malaita, which is in the Solomons, till I had twelve hundred of the blackbirds putting in cane.

    The Red One

  • It is equally true that on some islands, such as Malaita, the profit and loss account of social intercourse is calculated in homicides.

    The Terrible Solomons

  • It is equally true that on some islands, such as Malaita, the profit and loss account of social intercourse is calculated in homicides.

    Great Sea Stories

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