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- n. Plural form of island.
- proper n. The Caribbean islands.
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Other chief islands are known as out islands or family islands. continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
On the 10th of October, in the course of four miles, the voyagers passed a cluster of more than twenty islands, which Mr. Pike called _Beaver islands_, from numerous dams and paths which had been made by these animals upon them.
The _Cape de Verd islands, _ called _Salt islands_ by the Dutch, derive their name from Cape de Verd on the coast of Africa.
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In this channel of the _Abyssins_, as it is called, it is not proper to sail by night, nor unless the wind is in the poop, as if the wind should change there is not room to turn to windward, neither can we come to anchor till so far forward _as the first of the first islands_, when we shall observe to seawards nine little islands, and from thence forwards the sea remains free and open to seaward, but towards the land there still are many islands.
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Continuing our course we soon espied land, being two islands called the _Fishers islands_. [
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Yes | No | Report from tbogg10 wrote 1 week 8 hours ago as stated above the virgin islands is part of the U. S and at least theyre spending money to create a national ark, which will allow for conservation rather than spending it on something that would not benefit conservation.
The main surface current affecting the islands is the South Equatorial current that moves from east to west.
Like all island battles, the taking of the islands is a test of arms on land which the british won and won for numerous reasons.
The sudden appearance of the islands is a symptom of an ice sheet going into retreat, scientists say.
Hesiod's heaven is what he calls the islands of the blessed, in the midst of the ocean, three times a year blooming with most exquisite flowers, and the air is tinted with purple, while games and music and horse-races occupy the time.