from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago.
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- proper noun An
islandof Papua New Guinea.
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- noun the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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Two boats were at once lowered, manned, and armed, and under the captain's guidance, set out to search for water, which we knew we should have but little difficulty in finding, even on the south coast of New Britain, which is not nearly so well watered as the northern shore of the island.
Mr Dalrymple having, on the most satisfactory evidence, proved, that they are the cluster of islands which comprises what has since been called New Britain, New Ireland, &c.
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The most probable opinion is, that they are the cluster which comprises what has since been called New Britain, New Ireland, &c.
S. and captain Cook inclines to the opinion, that they arc the cluftcr which comprizes what has fince been called New Britain, ficc.
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St. Croix, &c. North America contains New Britain, which is extremely cold.
To the south lay other German colonies: the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, German New Guinea, Neu Pommern (which British maps called New Britain), and Neu Mecklenberg (formerly New Ireland).
From the earliest days of his government, he very consciously turned the Dome into an emblem of "New Britain," Blair's earnest if gauzy vision of a revitalized postimperial, postindustrial nation that, as he has said, "will not be the mightiest nation of the 21st century in size or population, but ... can be the best."
But archaeological discoveries in recent years have established that Homo sapiens reached island Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Guinea -- as well as other nearby islands farther out in the Pacific such as New Britain and the Northern Solomons -- at least 30,000 to 45,000 years ago.
But if you think about it, it is surprising that such quaintly old fashioned, intrinsically elitist, tales enjoyed such popularity in the era of Tony Blair's "New Britain"!