from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A volcanic island in the southern Atlantic Ocean west of Angola. Together with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, it forms the British dependency of Saint Helena, occupied by the British since the mid-1600s. Napoleon was in exile here from 1815 until his death in 1821. Jamestown is the capital. Population: 7,540.
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- proper n. United Kingdom overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. Official name: Saint Helena and Dependencies.
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By midday the island of Saint Helena with its ring of warships was left far behind, as was the Emperor, chained to his rock.
On Saint Helena there existed, at least until recently, a species of giant earwig—the world’s largest and no doubt most repulsive dermapteran insect.
At Saint Helena the Espiritu Santo had stocked up with yams which had by now liquefied into rancid bags, while most of the ship's meat, inadequately salted in Spain, was wriggling with maggots.
He remained in his grave on Saint Helena until 1840, when his body was returned to France to be interred in the Dome Church of Les Invalides in Paris.
Sharpe suspected that the Chilean wanted to see Saint Helena for himself, or rather he wanted to discover whether Lord Cochrane's conspiracy had worked, and so Sharpe sought out Vivar and tentatively suggested the visit.
Wallace had cited Saint Helena as one case of “a very ancient island having obtained an entirely peculiar, though limited, flora.”