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- proper n. Hawaiian Islands (an early name for the archipelago of nineteen Hawaiian Islands)
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- n. a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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Upon the Sandwich Islands they change the posture of the mother to the semi-erect from the sitting, in order to effect the speedy removal of the afterbirth, which they regard as very desirable and necessary.