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  • n. Plural form of mainland.


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  • Trade and markets have nothing to do with it, a communist island will likely do as well as a free market islands and communist mainlands as well as free market mainlands, because it is abundant natural resources that creates wealth, not comparative advantage and trade.

    Demographics of the Oligarchs, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I have spent an hour on "Google" and have found many many reports in resent months of this problem not only in California but along the whole border, and even on both mainlands.

    California Kidnapping Mexico Boarder

  • There are no amphibians, despite adequate water and the arid-adapted species present on the nearby African and Arabian mainlands.

    Socotra Island xeric shrublands

  • We'll need nuclear power for getting ocean water free from salt and pumping it to mainlands, for example.

    Mail Call: Print vs. e-Reading

  • The species of animals which inhabit the sea on opposite sides of the isthmus of Panama are wholly distinct8 the animals and plants which inhabit islands are commonly distinct from those of the neighbouring mainlands, and yet have a similarity of aspect.


  • RANGEL: My response is when governor of Virgin Islands tells me and the I.S. agrees that they have a lesser degree of Statue of Liberty than we have on the mainlands, and they ask me to equalize it, you bet your life I did.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2007

  • The line then follows that outer limit south-westerly to its intersection with the line of equidistance between the Australian and New Zealand mainlands giving half-effect to Three Kings Island.

    Signature of the Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand establishing Certain Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Boundaries

  • Yes, the theory brought fresh insight to the ecology of islands; but still more significant, Simberloff added, was that it also addressed insularized habitats on the mainlands.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Not because islands were so important, but because The Theory of Island Biogeography brought the island biogeography paradigm to the mainlands.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Possibly they were incapable of defending themselves against the canine and feline predators that had arisen on the mainlands.

    The Song of The Dodo


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