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  • proper noun An archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, a part of the geographical Micronesia.

Etymologies

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Named after the Spanish Queen Mariana of Austria.

Examples

  • Indentured servitude, sweatshops – even forced abortions – are well-documented practices in Marianas islands factories, which have thus far managed to avoid U.S. labor laws while still, as a U.S. territory, applying “Made in the U.S.A.” labels to the finished product.

    Think Progress » Gingrich: ‘This Is, In Fact, World War III’ And The U.S. ‘Ought To Be Helping’

  • Transocean said that no one was injured in the incident off Ghana and that the rig, called the Marianas, was stable and wasn't in immediate danger of sinking.

    Transocean Clears Oil Rig Off Ghana

  • Kharagpur to Tinian in the Marianas is a straight-line 3,832 miles or seventeen and a half hours by B-29.

    Whirlwind

  • Kharagpur to Tinian in the Marianas is a straight-line 3,832 miles or seventeen and a half hours by B-29.

    Whirlwind

  • The Marianas are a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean where our federal labor laws don't apply.

    Rep. George Miller: House GOP Still Protecting Sweatshops

  • Economically, the development of the sugar industry, under the leadership of Matsue Haruji, in the Marianas was the most important.

    I. The Pacific Region, 1914-1945

  • “The Marianas are the key of the situa-tion,” Admiral King declared, “because of their location on the Japanese line of com-munications.”

    The Story of World War II

  • “The Marianas are the key of the situa-tion,” Admiral King declared, “because of their location on the Japanese line of com-munications.”

    The Story of World War II

  • The Marianas are a U.S. protectorate and, as a result of their status, manufacturing done on the island qualifies the goods they produce to be labeled "Made In The USA."

    Forbes.com: News

  • The Marianas was the original rig that was drilling BP's Macondo well before being damaged in

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

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