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  • Several islets lie round it.

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  • Besides these are a great number of islets lying off the shores of the main islands.

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  • A number of islets (Nako, Bunga, &c.) lie off the west and north coasts.

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  • A number of islets (Nako, Bunga, &c.) lie off the west and north coasts.

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  • of the peninsula of Araya, in the vicinity of which is the island of Tortuga and several groups of islets, generally uninhabited.

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  • South of Elba are the equally insignificant islets of Pianosa and Montecristo, while the more considerable island of Giglio lies much nearer the mainland, immediately opposite the mountain promontory of Monte Argentaro, itself almost an island.

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  • The length of the Tetuaroa reef ring is about six miles; it bears twelve palm-covered islets, of which several are inhabited, and has one narrow boat-passage leading into the lagoon.

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  • The coasts are fairly indented, and, protected by these reefs, which often support a chain of green islets, afford many good harbours and safe anchorages.

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  • Fauna.-Among wild animals the tiger or ounce-called in the Guarani language the ja-gud or "big dog"-and the puma are found on the frontier of Brazil and on the wooded islets and banks of the larger rivers.

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  • Subsequently the Portuguese mapped the whole coast of Liberia, and nearly all the prominent features - capes, rivers, islets - off that coast still bear Portuguese names.

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  • Most of the others are mere islets, the largest 16 m.

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  • Carlingwark Loch contains several islets, on one of which is a crannog, or ancient lake dwelling.

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  • SODOR AND MAN, the name of the bishopric of the Church of England which includes the Isle of Man and adjacent islets.

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  • The numerous islets of the central group are very fertile.

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  • wide, is in this part of the river; a little farther down stream are a group of small islets, and opposite the south-eastern boundary of the city is Mayo's Island.

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  • Some of the islets were still uninhabited, covered with a dense low growth which served as cover for game and even for wolves.

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  • wide) and the smaller and nearly barren island of Culebra off the east coast, the island of Mona, covered with deposits of guano, off the west coast, and numerous islets.

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  • It consists of an archipelago of islands and islets, over loo in number, situated to the north-east of Orkney, between 59 50 and 60° 52' N.

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  • Whales of various species are frequently captured in the bays and sounds; the grampus, dolphin and porpoise haunt the coasts, and seals occasionally bask on the more outlying islets.

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  • are the islets known as the Ve Skerries, where seals are sometimes found.

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  • The coast line, including larger bays, but excluding reefs, islets, keys and all minute sinuosities, is about 2500 m.

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  • side of the island there are long chains of islets and reefs and coral keys (of which it is estimated there are 1300), which limit access to probably half of the coast, and on the N.

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  • Meanwhile the Cretan campaign continued, and here also France lent her aid to the Venetians; this assistance could not, however, prevent the capture of Candia in 1669; on the 5th of September of that year Morosini, the Venetian commander, signed a treaty of peace with the Turks by which, after twenty-five years' warfare, they were placed in possession of the fortress of Candia, and with it of the effective rule over the whole island, Venice retaining only the fortresses of Suda, Grabusa and Spinalonga, and the islets along the coast.

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  • high, overlooks the confluence of the two rivers, the large, flat island of Veliki Voyn and several smaller islets.

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  • The Aughrabies or Hundred Falls, as they are called, are divided by ledges, reefs and islets, the last named often assuming fantastic shapes.

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  • These islands are of considerable elevation (the highest point of Ponape approaches 3000 ft.), but the rest are generally low coral islets.

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  • There are in addition several islets in the lagoon, the most important being Ile Michel.

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  • The low ground between the slight hills flanking the Thames valley, and therefore mainly south of the present river, was originally occupied by a shallow lagoon of estuarine character, tidal, and interspersed with marshy tracts and certain islets of relatively firm land.

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  • in height, a coast with deep indentations and lined with bold cliffs, a sea dotted with rocky islets, clear lakes, sparkling rivulets, deep gorges, and wooded glens are features of the attractive scenery here and in the vicinity.

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  • The coast-line is fringed with small islets and shoals and reefs, which make navigation dangerous.

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  • The islets off the coast are all barren and rocky.

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  • The islets of Macabi, in 7° 49' 20" S., also have guano deposits, now practically exhausted.

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  • The two islets of Guanape, surrounded by many rocks, in 8° 34' S., contain rich deposits.

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  • Farther south there is the group of islets and rocks called Huaura, in I I ° 27' S., the chief of which are El Pelado, Tambillo, Chiquitana, Bravo, Quitacalzones and Mazorque.

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  • long by I broad, the Ballista Islets, and farther north the three famous Chincha Islands, whose vast guano deposits are now exhausted.

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  • All these rocks and islets are barren and uninhabitable.

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  • m., and is used for sheep grazing; Muskeget Island, which has excellent hunting, and of which about one-half is a public park; and the Gravel Islands and other islets.

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  • MALDIVE ISLANDS, an archipelago of coral islets in the Indian Ocean, forming a chain between 7° 6' N.

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  • and a population of 12,250 (1896), comprise Skiathos (pop. 2790), Ikos (pop. 653), Skopelos (pop. 5295), Pelagonisi, Giura, Pipari and Scyros (pop. 3512), with the adjacent islets.

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  • The volcanic d'Entrecasteaux Islands are mostly larger, more elevated (the highest being 8000 ft.), and stand in deeper water than the Louisiade group. To the east of Kiriwina (Trobriand) lies a small group of uniquely formed islets, each of which is completely surrounded by a steep forest-clad marginal rampart of coral 300 to 400 ft.

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  • There are besides nearly 200 smaller islands and islets scattered among their greater neighbours.

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  • The island settlement, which was practically a lake-village built on islets - some of them undoubtedly artificial, and perched on stakes - grew rapidly with the increasing power and civilization of its inhabitants, who had the remains of an earlier civilization (Tula, Teotihuacan, Cholula,.

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  • long and about a mile in average width, enclosing on the east Harrington or Little Sound, and on the west the Great Sound, which is thickly studded with islets, and protected on the north by the islands of Watford, Boaz, Ireland and Somerset.

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  • Christmas Harbour on the north and Royal Sound on the south are noble harbours, the latter with a labyrinth of islets interspersed over upwards of 20 m.

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  • Many of the oceanic islets are composed of coral limestone, which in this way becomes phosphatized; others are igneous, consisting of trachyte or basalt, and these rocks are also phosphatized on their surfaces but are not so valuable, inasmuch as the presence of iron or alumina in any quantity renders them unsuited for the preppration of artificial manures.

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  • The importation of stoats and weasels, ferrets and cats has resulted in a process of extermination which has already made it necessary to set aside the islets Resolution, Kapiti and Little Barrier as sanctuaries.

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  • Penguins are found, confined to the islets of the far south.

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  • To the north-west of the group (between the equator and 1° N.) lie two more islets - Baker and Howland.

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  • The islets of Nepean and Philip lie near it.

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  • The river here is a mile wide, and is ordinarily very shallow and dotted with islets, but rises from 4 to 6 ft.

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  • The eastern and larger group, corresponding with the ancient Insulae Baleares, comprises the two principal members of the archipelago, Majorca (Spanish, Mallorca) and Minorca (Spanish, Menorca), with seven islets: Aire, Aucanada, Botafoch, Cabrera, Dragonera, Pinto and El Rey.

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  • The western group, corresponding with the ancient Pityusae or Pine Islands, also comprises two relatively large islands, Iviza (Spanish, Ibiza or, formerly, Ivica) and Formentera, with the islets of Ahorcados, Conejera, Pou and Espalmador.

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  • The total population of the eleven islets only amounted to 171 in 1900, but all were inhabited.

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  • Next follow the two great islands and attendant islets of New Zealand.

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  • be divided into a large number of islets, often bears a single name.

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  • Often, as has been said, the atoll is divided into a number of islets, but in some smaller atolls the ring is complete, and the sea-water gains access beneath the surface of the reef to the lagoon within, where it is sometimes seen to spout up at the rise of the tide.

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  • The Gulf of Nicoya, a shallow landlocked inlet, containing a whole archipelago of richly-wooded islets, derives its name from Nicoya, an Indian chief who, with his tribe, was here converted to Christianity in the 16th century.

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  • There are also several small rocky islets.

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  • The group is commonly estimated to consist of 67 islands, of which 30 are inhabited (though in the case of four of them the population comprises only the light house attendants), but the number may be increased to as many as 90 by including rocky islets more usually counted with the islands of which they probably once formed part.

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  • The islets are usually styled hams and the isolated rocks skerries.

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  • It consists of two islets, the smaller, the Dunen-Insel, a quarter of a mile E.

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  • The following table of the area and population of the four largest islands gives one of the sets of figures offered by various authorities: - There are besides a large number of islets of coral formation..

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  • The Iles Glorieuses, three islets 160 m.

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  • Ongtong Java, a coral reef of many islets, lies considerably north of the main group to which, geographically, it can hardly be said to belong.'

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  • and San Cristoval with their surrounding islets were annexed by Great Britain, and the final delimitation of German and British influence in the archipelago was made by the convention of the 14th of November 1899.

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  • The islands are very numerous, the principal being Inishturk, near Killary Harbour; Clare Island, at the mouth of Clew Bay, where there are many islets, all formed of drift; and Achill, the largest island off Ireland.

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  • Clew Bay, with its islets capped by glacial drift, is a submerged part of a synclinal of Carboniferous strata, and Old Red Sandstone comes out on the north side of this, from near Achill to Lough Conn.

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  • From a point between Curzola and the north shore of the spur of Monte Gargano there is a ridge giving shallower water, and a broken chain of a few islets extends across the sea.

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  • In 1650, in consideration of Carteret's services, Charles granted to him "a certain island and adjacent islets near Virginia, in America," which were to be called New Jersey; but no settlement upon this grant was made.

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  • land"), the largest of a small group of about sixteen islets of the Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, Scotland.

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  • The landscape of the islands and the south-eastern part of Jutland is rich in beech-woods, corn-fields and meadows, and even the minute islets are green and fertile.

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  • (3) Covering Fiinen, Langeland and adjacent islets, Svendborg, Odense.

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  • long and 12 wide, and some other islets lie adjacent to it.

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  • A number of smaller bays, and broken rocky headlands, with a few small islets, constitute the coast-line thence to the S.E.

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  • promontory of Lycia, formed by a long narrow tongue of rocky hill, known in ancient times as the "Sacred Promontory" (Hiera Acra), with three small adjacent islets, called the Chelidonian islands, which was regarded by some ancient geographers as the commencement of Mt.

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  • Vast vertical walls of rock shoot up to a height of 600 ft., cut by their perpendicular joints into quadrangular piers and projections, some of which stand out alone as cathedral-like islets in front of the main cliff.

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  • Above the highest Secondary rocks on the west coast come terraced plateaus of basalt, which spread out over wide areas in Skye, Eigg, 1VIull and Morven, and form most of the smaller islets of the chain of the Inner Hebrides.

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  • Towards the north-east the promontory of Biarritz ends in a projection known as the Atalaye, crowned by the ruins of a castle and surrounded by rocky islets.

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  • More precisely, they may be considered as two groups, one of which, including Teneriffe, Grand Canary, Palma, Hierro and Gomera, consists of mountain peaks, isolated and rising directly from an ocean of great depth; while the other, comprising Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and six uninhabited islets, is based, on a single submarine plateau, of far less depth.

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  • It is very mountainous, and is surrounded by numerous islands and islets.

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  • A idler, under the auspices of the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Vienna, visited Sokotra, Abd-el-Kuri and some other islets of the group to investigate their geology and languages.

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  • Kal Farun is the name of two rocky islets rising nearly 300 ft.

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  • The Cargados, Carayos or St Brandon islets, deeps and shoals, lie at the south end of the Nazareth Bank about 250 m.

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  • The south and west coasts are fringed by about 200 islands (exclusive of islets), two-thirds of which are inhabited; 100 of them are from 100 to 2000 ft.

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  • The low, swampy and monotonous shore of the Caribbean, with its numerous lagoons and estuaries, and its fringe of reefs a,nd islets, contains only three harbours: Gracias a Dios, Bluefields or Blewfields, and Greytown (San Juan del Norte).

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  • As a rule they have been constructed on islets or shallows in the lochs, which have been adapted for occupation, and fortified by single or double lines of stockaded defences drawn round the margin.

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  • The parish comprises a number of smaller islands and islets - among them Frida, Gighay, Hellisay, Flodda to the N.E., and Vatersay, Pabbay, Mingalay (pop. 135) and Berneray to the S.E.

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  • The archipelago consists of Roatan or Ruatan, Guanaja or Bonacca, Utilla, Barbareta, Helena, Morat, the Puercos or Hog Islands, and many cays or islets.

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  • Hornafvan is a straight and sombre trough, flanked by high hills of unbroken slope, but Storaf van and the intervening Uddjaur are broad, throwing off deep irregular inlets, and picturesquely studded with numerous islets.

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  • The percentage of illegitimacy is rather high (though it decreased ' The island and adjacent islets.

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  • farther north of the latter are the rocky islets of San Ambrosio and San Felix, all belonging to Chile.

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  • Its length is a little over 200 m., its greatest breadth about 50 m., and its area, including neighbouring islets, 6621 sq.

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  • The islands of the bay are part of the municipal district, as are also the Farallones, a group of rocky islets about 30 m.

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  • coast is fretted into bays and promontories, and a large number of islets lie off it.

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  • The coast is very much indented, especially along the English Channel, and is rocky and lined with reefs and islets.

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  • The lake contains two islets, of which one was a crannog and the other the site of an ancient kirk.

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  • Those who, as it has been happily put, identify Rabelais with Pantagruel, strive in vain, on any view intellectually consistent or morally respectable, to account for the vast ocean of pure or impure laughter and foolery which surrounds the few solid islets of sense and reason and devotion.

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  • Military depots occupy several of the smaller islets, and three batteries guard the entry.

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  • To this tract the name of Nova Caesarea, or New Jersey, was given, as the same name had been given in a patent to Carteret issued in 1650, to " a certain island and adjacent islets" near Virginia, in America, which were never settled - in honour of Carteret, who governed the isle of Jersey in1643-1651and there entertained Prince Charles during his exile from England.

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  • The town itself occupies several islets, and some of the houses are supported above the water on piles.

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  • The volcano Makushin (5691 ft.) is visible from Iliuliuk, and the volcanic islets Bogoslof and Grewingk, which rose from the sea in 1796 and 1883 respectively, lie about 30 m.

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  • The latter is still active; in 1906 a new cone rose between the two earlier islets, and in 1907 still another: these were nearly demolished by an explosive eruption on the 1st of September 1907.

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  • wide), which is about half way between the last mentioned pair of islets and Cape Prince of Wales and Nunivak Island, near the mainland and due E.

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  • The division of the archipelago to the south of Beagle Channel includes the islands of Hoste, Navarin, Gordon, Londonderry, Stewart, Wollaston and numerous islets, disposed in triangular form with the base on Beagle Channel and the apex at the rocky headland of Cape Horn.

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  • The western group of islands, demarcated by Brecknock Peninsula, includes Clarence Island and Captain Cook's Desolation Land, with Dawson Island and numerous rocks and islets.

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  • Atafu consists of 63 islets, Nukunau of 93 and Fakaafo of 62.

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  • SEYCHELLES, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, consisting of forty-five islands - besides a number of rocks or islets - situated between 3° 38' and 5° 45' S., and 52° 55' and 53° 50' E.

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  • The archipelago consists of a number of coral islets and atolls comprising the African Islands (4), the St Joseph group (8), the Poivre Islands (9) and the Alphonso group (3).

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  • South-east from Vanua Levu a loop of islets extends nearly to 20° S., enclosing the Koro Sea.

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  • There are boiling springs in Vanua beautiful; their hills rise often above 3000, and, in the case of a few summits, above 4000 ft., and they contrast strongly with the low coral formation of the smaller members of the group. There is not much level country, except in the coral islets, and certain rich tracts along the coasts of the two large islands, especially near the mouths of the rivers.

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  • HOKKAIDO, the Japanese name for the northern division of the empire (Hoku = north, kai = sea, and do = road), including Yezo, the Kuriles and their adjacent islets.

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  • GRENADINES, a chain of islets in the Windward Islands, West Indies.

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  • direction, and consist of some 600 islets and rocks.

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  • Except the Minnow group, north of Nossi-be, the rest are merely rocky islets, chiefly of coral.

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  • The colony proper (including St Mary's Island, British Kommbo, the Ceded Mile, McCarthy's Island and other islets) has an area of about 69 sq.

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  • Apart from Ceuta, Spain possesses on the Moroccan seaboard Melilla, Alhucemas, Penon de Ia Gomera, Ifni, and the Chaffarinas islets.

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  • AMERICA ISLANDS, a name given to Christmas, Fanning, Palmyra and attendant islets, belonging to Great Britain, in the Central Pacific Ocean, between the equator and 6° N., and about 160 W.

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  • m.; the rest are mere islets.

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  • The Marshall Islands consist of two chains of coral atolls, together with more than 1,000 islets, just north of the Equator.

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  • demarcation disputes has been with Thailand, including several islets in the Mekong river.

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  • The worst border demarcation disputes has been with Thailand, including several islets in the Mekong river.

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  • flotilla sails north around the islands of the Kornati National Park, a nautical paradise with over 100 uninhabited islets.

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  • Transplantation of pancreatic islets is arguably the most logical approach to restoring metabolic homeostasis in people with diabetes.

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  • By transplanting a new pancreas into a diabetic patient we also transplant the islets.

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  • Small clusters of cells within the pancreas called islets produce the insulin.

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  • The staff isolating the islets have to progress through a series of rooms with ever increasing levels of hygiene.

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  • islets extracted is smaller than that available frm a whole pancreas.

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  • Several alternative sources have been suggested, ranging from fully formed islets taken from pigs, to human embryonic stem cells.

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  • Patients receive a new combination of drugs to prevent the body from rejecting the transplanted islets.

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  • In the presence of Tregs, there is decreased infiltration of pathogenic T cells into the pancreatic islets.

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  • One week the flotilla sails north around the islands of the Kornati National Park, a nautical paradise with over 100 uninhabited islets.

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  • Each islet cell transplantation needs, on average, islets from two donor pancreases for the transplantation to be successful.

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  • Barron M. The relation of the islets of Langerhans to diabetes with special reference to cases of pancreatic lithiasis.

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  • lush as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view again.

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  • DAY 8 The landscape becomes increasingly lush as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view again.

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  • We anchored near to the Mariela islets and, after a siesta, we took the pangas to explore the mangroves.

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  • mimosa bushes rose like islets, and lent additional interest to the scene.

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  • The problem is retrieving enough healthy islets from the already quite damaged pancreas.

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  • A few patients have received islet transplants, but the islets work better and for longer when a whole pancreas is transplanted.

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  • Most of these rocks and islets are inhabited by a variety of seabirds including pelicans and also the ubiquitous sea lions.

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  • These islets are a roosting site for Black-faced spoonbills, which were distant but conspicuous.

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  • By transplanting a new pancreas into a diabetic patient we also transplant the islets.

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  • Several islets lie round it.

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  • On many of the islets numerous tropical fruits are found growing wild, but they are no doubt escapes from cultivation, just as the large herds of wild cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and dogs - the last large and fierce - which occur abundantly on most of the islands have escaped from domestication.

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  • His conclusions were that the group "has never been nearer the mainland than it is now, nor have its members been at any time closer together"; and that the character of the flora and fauna is the result of species straggling over from America, at long intervals of time, to the different islets, where in their isolation they have gradually varied in different degrees and ways from their ancestors.

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  • South of Elba are the equally insignificant islets of Pianosa and Montecristo, while the more considerable island of Giglio lies much nearer the mainland, immediately opposite the mountain promontory of Monte Argentaro, itself almost an island.

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  • Besides these are a great number of islets lying off the shores of the main islands.

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  • To the west lie the small groups of coral islets - Mopiha (Lord Howe), Ura (Scilly) and Bellingshausen (discovered by Otto von Kotzebue, 1824).

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  • The length of the Tetuaroa reef ring is about six miles; it bears twelve palm-covered islets, of which several are inhabited, and has one narrow boat-passage leading into the lagoon.

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  • The coasts are fairly indented, and, protected by these reefs, which often support a chain of green islets, afford many good harbours and safe anchorages.

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  • Fauna.-Among wild animals the tiger or ounce-called in the Guarani language the ja-gud or "big dog"-and the puma are found on the frontier of Brazil and on the wooded islets and banks of the larger rivers.

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  • Subsequently the Portuguese mapped the whole coast of Liberia, and nearly all the prominent features - capes, rivers, islets - off that coast still bear Portuguese names.

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  • Most of the others are mere islets, the largest 16 m.

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  • Carlingwark Loch contains several islets, on one of which is a crannog, or ancient lake dwelling.

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  • SODOR AND MAN, the name of the bishopric of the Church of England which includes the Isle of Man and adjacent islets.

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  • The numerous islets of the central group are very fertile.

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  • On these two islets on the northern coast of E.

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  • wide, is in this part of the river; a little farther down stream are a group of small islets, and opposite the south-eastern boundary of the city is Mayo's Island.

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  • Some of the islets were still uninhabited, covered with a dense low growth which served as cover for game and even for wolves.

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  • wide) and the smaller and nearly barren island of Culebra off the east coast, the island of Mona, covered with deposits of guano, off the west coast, and numerous islets.

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  • It consists of an archipelago of islands and islets, over loo in number, situated to the north-east of Orkney, between 59 50 and 60° 52' N.

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  • Whales of various species are frequently captured in the bays and sounds; the grampus, dolphin and porpoise haunt the coasts, and seals occasionally bask on the more outlying islets.

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  • are the islets known as the Ve Skerries, where seals are sometimes found.

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  • The coast line, including larger bays, but excluding reefs, islets, keys and all minute sinuosities, is about 2500 m.

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  • side of the island there are long chains of islets and reefs and coral keys (of which it is estimated there are 1300), which limit access to probably half of the coast, and on the N.

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  • Meanwhile the Cretan campaign continued, and here also France lent her aid to the Venetians; this assistance could not, however, prevent the capture of Candia in 1669; on the 5th of September of that year Morosini, the Venetian commander, signed a treaty of peace with the Turks by which, after twenty-five years' warfare, they were placed in possession of the fortress of Candia, and with it of the effective rule over the whole island, Venice retaining only the fortresses of Suda, Grabusa and Spinalonga, and the islets along the coast.

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  • high, overlooks the confluence of the two rivers, the large, flat island of Veliki Voyn and several smaller islets.

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  • The Aughrabies or Hundred Falls, as they are called, are divided by ledges, reefs and islets, the last named often assuming fantastic shapes.

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  • These islands are of considerable elevation (the highest point of Ponape approaches 3000 ft.), but the rest are generally low coral islets.

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  • wide, while a large number of islets, mainly artificial, covering an area of 9 sq.

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  • There are in addition several islets in the lagoon, the most important being Ile Michel.

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  • The Germans differ from the other Hungarian races in that, save in the counties on the borders of Lower Austria and Styria, where they form a compact population in touch with their kin across the frontier, they are scattered in racial islets throughout the country.

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  • of the peninsula of Araya, in the vicinity of which is the island of Tortuga and several groups of islets, generally uninhabited.

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  • The low ground between the slight hills flanking the Thames valley, and therefore mainly south of the present river, was originally occupied by a shallow lagoon of estuarine character, tidal, and interspersed with marshy tracts and certain islets of relatively firm land.

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  • in height, a coast with deep indentations and lined with bold cliffs, a sea dotted with rocky islets, clear lakes, sparkling rivulets, deep gorges, and wooded glens are features of the attractive scenery here and in the vicinity.

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  • and an area including adjacent islets of 6450 sq.

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  • The coast-line is fringed with small islets and shoals and reefs, which make navigation dangerous.

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  • The islets off the coast are all barren and rocky.

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  • The islets of Macabi, in 7° 49' 20" S., also have guano deposits, now practically exhausted.

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  • The two islets of Guanape, surrounded by many rocks, in 8° 34' S., contain rich deposits.

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  • Farther south there is the group of islets and rocks called Huaura, in I I ° 27' S., the chief of which are El Pelado, Tambillo, Chiquitana, Bravo, Quitacalzones and Mazorque.

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  • long by I broad, the Ballista Islets, and farther north the three famous Chincha Islands, whose vast guano deposits are now exhausted.

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  • All these rocks and islets are barren and uninhabitable.

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  • m., and is used for sheep grazing; Muskeget Island, which has excellent hunting, and of which about one-half is a public park; and the Gravel Islands and other islets.

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  • MALDIVE ISLANDS, an archipelago of coral islets in the Indian Ocean, forming a chain between 7° 6' N.

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  • and a population of 12,250 (1896), comprise Skiathos (pop. 2790), Ikos (pop. 653), Skopelos (pop. 5295), Pelagonisi, Giura, Pipari and Scyros (pop. 3512), with the adjacent islets.

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  • The volcanic d'Entrecasteaux Islands are mostly larger, more elevated (the highest being 8000 ft.), and stand in deeper water than the Louisiade group. To the east of Kiriwina (Trobriand) lies a small group of uniquely formed islets, each of which is completely surrounded by a steep forest-clad marginal rampart of coral 300 to 400 ft.

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  • There are besides nearly 200 smaller islands and islets scattered among their greater neighbours.

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  • The island settlement, which was practically a lake-village built on islets - some of them undoubtedly artificial, and perched on stakes - grew rapidly with the increasing power and civilization of its inhabitants, who had the remains of an earlier civilization (Tula, Teotihuacan, Cholula,.

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  • long and about a mile in average width, enclosing on the east Harrington or Little Sound, and on the west the Great Sound, which is thickly studded with islets, and protected on the north by the islands of Watford, Boaz, Ireland and Somerset.

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  • Christmas Harbour on the north and Royal Sound on the south are noble harbours, the latter with a labyrinth of islets interspersed over upwards of 20 m.

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  • Many of the oceanic islets are composed of coral limestone, which in this way becomes phosphatized; others are igneous, consisting of trachyte or basalt, and these rocks are also phosphatized on their surfaces but are not so valuable, inasmuch as the presence of iron or alumina in any quantity renders them unsuited for the preppration of artificial manures.

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  • The importation of stoats and weasels, ferrets and cats has resulted in a process of extermination which has already made it necessary to set aside the islets Resolution, Kapiti and Little Barrier as sanctuaries.

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  • Penguins are found, confined to the islets of the far south.

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  • To the north-west of the group (between the equator and 1° N.) lie two more islets - Baker and Howland.

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  • The islets of Nepean and Philip lie near it.

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  • The river here is a mile wide, and is ordinarily very shallow and dotted with islets, but rises from 4 to 6 ft.

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  • The eastern and larger group, corresponding with the ancient Insulae Baleares, comprises the two principal members of the archipelago, Majorca (Spanish, Mallorca) and Minorca (Spanish, Menorca), with seven islets: Aire, Aucanada, Botafoch, Cabrera, Dragonera, Pinto and El Rey.

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  • The western group, corresponding with the ancient Pityusae or Pine Islands, also comprises two relatively large islands, Iviza (Spanish, Ibiza or, formerly, Ivica) and Formentera, with the islets of Ahorcados, Conejera, Pou and Espalmador.

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  • The total population of the eleven islets only amounted to 171 in 1900, but all were inhabited.

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  • Next follow the two great islands and attendant islets of New Zealand.

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  • be divided into a large number of islets, often bears a single name.

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  • Often, as has been said, the atoll is divided into a number of islets, but in some smaller atolls the ring is complete, and the sea-water gains access beneath the surface of the reef to the lagoon within, where it is sometimes seen to spout up at the rise of the tide.

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  • The Gulf of Nicoya, a shallow landlocked inlet, containing a whole archipelago of richly-wooded islets, derives its name from Nicoya, an Indian chief who, with his tribe, was here converted to Christianity in the 16th century.

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  • There are also several small rocky islets.

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  • The group is commonly estimated to consist of 67 islands, of which 30 are inhabited (though in the case of four of them the population comprises only the light house attendants), but the number may be increased to as many as 90 by including rocky islets more usually counted with the islands of which they probably once formed part.

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  • The islets are usually styled hams and the isolated rocks skerries.

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  • It consists of two islets, the smaller, the Dunen-Insel, a quarter of a mile E.

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  • The following table of the area and population of the four largest islands gives one of the sets of figures offered by various authorities: - There are besides a large number of islets of coral formation..

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  • The Iles Glorieuses, three islets 160 m.

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  • Ongtong Java, a coral reef of many islets, lies considerably north of the main group to which, geographically, it can hardly be said to belong.'

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  • and San Cristoval with their surrounding islets were annexed by Great Britain, and the final delimitation of German and British influence in the archipelago was made by the convention of the 14th of November 1899.

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  • The islands are very numerous, the principal being Inishturk, near Killary Harbour; Clare Island, at the mouth of Clew Bay, where there are many islets, all formed of drift; and Achill, the largest island off Ireland.

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  • Clew Bay, with its islets capped by glacial drift, is a submerged part of a synclinal of Carboniferous strata, and Old Red Sandstone comes out on the north side of this, from near Achill to Lough Conn.

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  • From a point between Curzola and the north shore of the spur of Monte Gargano there is a ridge giving shallower water, and a broken chain of a few islets extends across the sea.

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  • In 1650, in consideration of Carteret's services, Charles granted to him "a certain island and adjacent islets near Virginia, in America," which were to be called New Jersey; but no settlement upon this grant was made.

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  • land"), the largest of a small group of about sixteen islets of the Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, Scotland.

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  • The landscape of the islands and the south-eastern part of Jutland is rich in beech-woods, corn-fields and meadows, and even the minute islets are green and fertile.

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  • (3) Covering Fiinen, Langeland and adjacent islets, Svendborg, Odense.

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  • long and 12 wide, and some other islets lie adjacent to it.

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  • A number of smaller bays, and broken rocky headlands, with a few small islets, constitute the coast-line thence to the S.E.

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  • promontory of Lycia, formed by a long narrow tongue of rocky hill, known in ancient times as the "Sacred Promontory" (Hiera Acra), with three small adjacent islets, called the Chelidonian islands, which was regarded by some ancient geographers as the commencement of Mt.

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  • Vast vertical walls of rock shoot up to a height of 600 ft., cut by their perpendicular joints into quadrangular piers and projections, some of which stand out alone as cathedral-like islets in front of the main cliff.

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  • Above the highest Secondary rocks on the west coast come terraced plateaus of basalt, which spread out over wide areas in Skye, Eigg, 1VIull and Morven, and form most of the smaller islets of the chain of the Inner Hebrides.

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  • Towards the north-east the promontory of Biarritz ends in a projection known as the Atalaye, crowned by the ruins of a castle and surrounded by rocky islets.

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  • More precisely, they may be considered as two groups, one of which, including Teneriffe, Grand Canary, Palma, Hierro and Gomera, consists of mountain peaks, isolated and rising directly from an ocean of great depth; while the other, comprising Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and six uninhabited islets, is based, on a single submarine plateau, of far less depth.

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  • It is very mountainous, and is surrounded by numerous islands and islets.

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  • A idler, under the auspices of the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Vienna, visited Sokotra, Abd-el-Kuri and some other islets of the group to investigate their geology and languages.

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  • Kal Farun is the name of two rocky islets rising nearly 300 ft.

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  • The Cargados, Carayos or St Brandon islets, deeps and shoals, lie at the south end of the Nazareth Bank about 250 m.

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  • The south and west coasts are fringed by about 200 islands (exclusive of islets), two-thirds of which are inhabited; 100 of them are from 100 to 2000 ft.

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  • The low, swampy and monotonous shore of the Caribbean, with its numerous lagoons and estuaries, and its fringe of reefs a,nd islets, contains only three harbours: Gracias a Dios, Bluefields or Blewfields, and Greytown (San Juan del Norte).

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  • As a rule they have been constructed on islets or shallows in the lochs, which have been adapted for occupation, and fortified by single or double lines of stockaded defences drawn round the margin.

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  • The parish comprises a number of smaller islands and islets - among them Frida, Gighay, Hellisay, Flodda to the N.E., and Vatersay, Pabbay, Mingalay (pop. 135) and Berneray to the S.E.

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  • The archipelago consists of Roatan or Ruatan, Guanaja or Bonacca, Utilla, Barbareta, Helena, Morat, the Puercos or Hog Islands, and many cays or islets.

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  • Hornafvan is a straight and sombre trough, flanked by high hills of unbroken slope, but Storaf van and the intervening Uddjaur are broad, throwing off deep irregular inlets, and picturesquely studded with numerous islets.

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  • The percentage of illegitimacy is rather high (though it decreased ' The island and adjacent islets.

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  • farther north of the latter are the rocky islets of San Ambrosio and San Felix, all belonging to Chile.

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  • Its length is a little over 200 m., its greatest breadth about 50 m., and its area, including neighbouring islets, 6621 sq.

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  • The islands of the bay are part of the municipal district, as are also the Farallones, a group of rocky islets about 30 m.

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  • coast is fretted into bays and promontories, and a large number of islets lie off it.

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  • The coast is very much indented, especially along the English Channel, and is rocky and lined with reefs and islets.

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  • The lake contains two islets, of which one was a crannog and the other the site of an ancient kirk.

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  • Those who, as it has been happily put, identify Rabelais with Pantagruel, strive in vain, on any view intellectually consistent or morally respectable, to account for the vast ocean of pure or impure laughter and foolery which surrounds the few solid islets of sense and reason and devotion.

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  • Military depots occupy several of the smaller islets, and three batteries guard the entry.

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  • To this tract the name of Nova Caesarea, or New Jersey, was given, as the same name had been given in a patent to Carteret issued in 1650, to " a certain island and adjacent islets" near Virginia, in America, which were never settled - in honour of Carteret, who governed the isle of Jersey in1643-1651and there entertained Prince Charles during his exile from England.

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  • The town itself occupies several islets, and some of the houses are supported above the water on piles.

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  • The volcano Makushin (5691 ft.) is visible from Iliuliuk, and the volcanic islets Bogoslof and Grewingk, which rose from the sea in 1796 and 1883 respectively, lie about 30 m.

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  • The latter is still active; in 1906 a new cone rose between the two earlier islets, and in 1907 still another: these were nearly demolished by an explosive eruption on the 1st of September 1907.

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  • wide), which is about half way between the last mentioned pair of islets and Cape Prince of Wales and Nunivak Island, near the mainland and due E.

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