Faroe sentence example

faroe
  • (that of the Faroe Islands).
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  • The name is derived from the Norse faar, a sheep (a derivation better seen in the Faroe Isles).
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  • This main scheme is complicated in various ways: (r) by the rotation of the earth, which continually deflects currents of water or air to the right in the northern or to the left in the southern hemisphere; (2) by the conformation of the land masses (as in the case of the equatorial stream which is banked up in the Gulf of Mexico and flows out through the Straits of Florida); (3) by the varying depth of the ocean, for currents tend to flow more readily through deep than in shallow waters (as in the case of the main Atlantic drift, which flows most strongly through the deep channel between Shetland and the Faroe Is.); and (4) by the driving force of the winds acting on the surface of the sea (thus the drift of water from the equator is not N.E., as one might expect, but from E.
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  • This creature displays an almost unexampled frequency and extent of distribution in the whole North Sea, in the western parts of the Baltic, near the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and the English coasts, so that it may be regarded as a characteristic North Sea echinoderm form.
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  • Ireland, the Faroe Isles and Iceland: it is common in the traps of the Deccan in India, and in volcanic rocks in Uruguay and Brazil.
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  • He touched at Stromo in the Faroe Islands for water, and on the r 5th of June off Newfoundland the "Half-Moon" "spent overboard her foremast."
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  • FAEROE (also written Faroe or THE Faeroes, Danish Faeriierne or Feiriierne, "the sheep islands"), a group of islands in the North Sea belonging to Denmark.
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  • Symington, Pen and Pencil Sketches of Faroe and Iceland (1862); J.
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  • Russel-Jeaffreson, The Faroe Islands (1901); J.
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