from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of western Croatia off the Dalmatian coast south-southwest of Split. It is a popular resort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Force; power.
- n. Physical force.
- n. Moral power.
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I'm not sure if D ever mentioned this to you, but the tiny island of Vis is just a ferry away from Split, and from there you can take a boat to see the blue cave on the island of Bisevo.
Dr. Doimi's people have lived for many years on this island -- his father was mayor of the capital, which is also called Vis, for half a century -- and now they have become so acclimatized that, as he told me, three of his four nephews prefer to call themselves Yugoslavs.
There's a little village called Visé near the Dutch frontier; some old chap got fooling there with a fowling-piece; and they've wiped it out.
"At the start of the trial we were portrayed as these vicious barbarians who had no respect for human lives and drove around planting bombs everywhere," testified Gerhardus "Vis" Visagie.
Jake's mission is to learn the Na'Vis 'ways of life and feed the info back to the humans off-planet.
LV_Modify (0, "Vis") loop, % seachingfolderx%\*,2 if % ProcAnimFlag% = 0 return if (sfl = 0)
LV_Modify (LV_GetCount (), "Vis"); goto last position return
LV_Modify (LV_GetCount (), "Vis"); goto last position
Reuters Ronald Van Der Vis, chief executive of fashion retailer Esprit Holdings, at a news conference presenting the company's annual results in Hong Kong on Thursday.
Chief Executive Ronald Van Der Vis said the divestment would result in either "selling, licensing, or closure" of its North American business, but the decision hasn't been made.