West coast sentence examples

  • If possible, choose an elevated location from which you can see the sun's descent, or for the ultimate sunset experience, opt for a west-coast beach.

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  • He's only here until Sunday night when we drop him off in Boston for his flight back to the west coast.

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  • Jonny stayed after their father's death, while she moved closer to her mom on the west coast.

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  • To ease her exposure to the sun, she'd volunteered for the evening shift to support the West Coast customers.

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  • The conversation drifted to clothing—Cynthia's search for an appropriate wedding dress for the mother of the groom, and Jennifer's west coast dress shop.

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  • When you're sheriff you can contact all the West coast authorities and try and convince them to chase your bones.

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  • I'm evacuating with the President and others to the West Coast site.

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  • I take it we've not heard from the central or west coast sites this week?

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  • Greene was in contact with different people in the West Coast Center.

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  • ARAN ISLANDS, or South Aran, three islands lying across Galway Bay, on the west coast of Ireland, in a south-easterly direction, forming a kind of natural breakwater.

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  • STAVANGER, a seaport of Norway, capital of Stavanger amt (county), on the west coast in 59° N.

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  • The coral fishery - mainly on the west coast - has lost its former importance.

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  • A fortnightly line also runs along the west coast of the island from Cagliari to Porto Torres.

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  • the Ewe-speaking natives of the West Coast.

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  • Communication with the United States is effected by land lines to Valparaiso, and thence by a cable along the west coast.

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  • Sardine preserving is an important industry at Nantes and other places on the west coast.

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  • The Upper Devonian was a period of marine retreat; the crustal disturbances of the Lower Devonian were renewed and great quartz-pebble beaches were formed on the rising shore lines, producing the West Coast Range conglomerates of Tasmania, and the similar rocks to the south-east of Mansfield in Victoria.

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  • The remainder of the south 4 and west coast from 124° E.

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  • The chief mines belong to the Mount Lyell Mining & Railway Co., and are situated on the west side of the island with an outlet by rail to Strahan on the west coast.

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  • Resuming his voyage in an easterly direction, Tasman sighted the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand on the 13th of December of the same year, and describes the coast-line as consisting of " high mountainous country."

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  • coast, the capital and the seat of a bishop (pop. in 1901, town, 2756; commune, 7012), with a 15th-century castle, to which Vittoria Colonna retired after the death of her husband in 1525; Casamicciola (pop. in 1901, town, 1085; commune, 3731) on the north, and Forio on the west coast (pop. in 1901, town, 3640; commune, 7197).

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  • The west coast throughout its whole length is covered to a depth of some miles with mangrove swamps, with only a few isolated stretches of sandy beach, the dim foliage of the mangroves and the hideous mud flats presenting a depressing spectacle.

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  • On both the east and the west coast the islands are thickly wooded, but whereas the former are surrounded by beautiful sands and beaches, the latter are fringed by mangrove-swamps.

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  • The principal rivers on the west coast are the Perak, the Bernam and the Muar.

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  • As stream tin it occurs abundantly in some of the alluvial deposits derived from the crystalline area, especially on the west coast.

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  • Climate, &c. - It was formerly the custom to speak of the Malay Peninsula as an unhealthy climate, and even to compare it with the west coast of Africa.

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  • The rainfall on the west coast varies from 75 to 120 in.

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  • There is little leprosy in the peninsula, but there is a leper hospital near Penang on Pula Deraja and another on an island on the west coast for the reception of lepers from the Federated Malay States.

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  • The mangrove grows on the shores of the west coast in profusion.

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  • The common or true duiker (C. grimmi) is found in bush-country from the Cape to the Zambezi and Nyasaland, and ranges northward on the west coast to Angola.

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  • On the polar side of the high-pressure area a west wind drift is under the control of the " roaring forties," and on reaching South Africa part of this is deflected and sent northwards along the west coast as the cold Benguella current which rejoins the equatorial.

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  • As the power station at Poldhu was then fully occupied with the business of long distance transmission to ships, the Marconi Company began to erect another large power station to Marconi's designs at Clifden in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland.

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  • Of the smaller islands that lie near the coasts of Italy, the most considerable is that of Elba, off the west coast of central Italy, about 50 m.

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  • The third region contained Lucania and Bruttiuin; it was bounded on the west coast by the Silarus, on the east by the Bradanus.

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  • Along the west coast the Via Aurelia ran up to Pisa and was continued by another Via Aemiia to Genoa.

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  • On the west coast Cupressus Lawsoniana replaces the northern Thuya gigantea, and a laurel (Umbellularia of isolated affinity) forms forests.

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  • The most celebrated voyage of antiquity undertaken for the express purpose of discovery was that fitted out by the senate of Carthage under the command of Hanno, with the intention of founding new colonies along the west coast of Africa.

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  • Himilco, a contemporary of Hanno, was charged with an expedition along the west coast of Iberia northward, and as far as the uncertain references to this voyage can be understood, he seems to have passed the Bay of Biscay and possibly sighted the coast of England.

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  • Among them were John of Monte Corvino, a Franciscan monk, Andrew of Perugia, John Marignioli and Friar Jordanus, who visited the west coast of India, and above all Friar Odoric of Pordenone.

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  • The first detailed account of the west coast of South America was written by a keenly observant old soldier, Pedro de Cieza de Leon, who was travelling in South America from 1533 to 1550, and published his story at Seville in 1553.

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  • Reaching the Pacific through the Strait of Magellan, Drake proceeded northward along the west coast of America, resolved to attempt the discovery of a northern passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The coast from the southern extremity of the Californian peninsula to Cape Mendocino had been discovered by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and Francisco de Ulloa in 1539.

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  • He took the same route as Drake along the west coast of America.

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  • In 1697 the Dutch captain Vlamingh landed on the west coast of Australia, then called New Holland, in 31° 43' S., and named the Swan river from the black swans he discovered there.

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  • Lofty lines of fold mountains form the " backbones " of North America in the Rocky of Mountains and the west coast systems, of South America in the Cordillera of the Andes, of Europe in the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians and Caucasus, and of Asia in the mountains of Asia Minor, converging on the Pamirs and diverging thence in the Himalaya and the vast mountain systems of central and eastern Asia.

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  • NIAS, the largest island in the chain off the west coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, lying about 1° N., 97° 30' E.

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  • GABUN, a district on the west coast of Africa, one of the colonies forming French Congo.

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  • Development of these lines has been primarily an extension from the large cities in the East to the agricultural districts in the West, but a change of great importance was brought about in 1910 by the completion of the last tunnel on the Argentine Transandine Railway, which serves to connect Santiago, Valparaiso and the other great cities of the west coast with Buenos Ayres, Montevideo, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and the other great cities of the east coast.

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  • Naturally the company named does not reach all of these points, but its line across the Andes supplies the indispensable link of communication, in the absence of which the east coast towns and the west coast towns have hitherto been as widely separated as if they had been located on different continents-indeed, far more widely separated in point of time and of freight charges than Great Britain and the United States.

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  • In 132 the consul P. Popillius built the great inland road from Capua through Vibo and Consentia to Rhegium, while the date of the construction of the east and west coast roads is uncertain.

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  • The inhabitants are of the Negrito type, with curly or crisp and bushy hair; those of the west coast have come more into communication with the traders of other islands and are fairly civilized.

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  • The heaviest falls of rain occur along lines of mountain of some extent directly facing the vapour-bearing winds, as on the Western Ghats of India and the west coast of the Malay peninsula.

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  • On the west coast of the Indian peninsula the fall at the sea-level varies from about 75 to 100 in., and at certain elevations on the mountains more than 250 in.

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  • The impenetrable shady forests of the Malay peninsula and eastern Bengal, of the west coast of the Indian peninsula, and of Ceylon, offer a strong contrast to the more loosely-timbered districts of the drier regions of central India and the north-western Himalaya.

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  • The relation to Asia of the pre-European civilizations of America is another of those questions which admit of no definite answer at present, though many facts support the theory that the semi-civilized inhabitants of Mexico and Central America crossed from Asia by Bering Straits and descended the west coast.

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  • While the peace between the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War lasted, Howe held commands at home and on the west coast of Africa.

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  • Eski Stambul), an ancient Greek city of the Troad, situated on the west coast at nearly its middle point, a little south of Tenedos.

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  • They are notably divided into two sections: the Konkanast, coming from the Konkan or littoral tract on the west coast below the Western Ghat mountains; and the Deshast, coming from the uplands or Deccan, on the east of the mountains.

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  • Eufemia Biforcazione, on the west coast line.

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  • In that year he was ordered to the west coast of Africa, where he visited Dahomey, and contracted fever, which told severely on his constitution.

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  • A driving-road from Kongsberg follows a favourite route for travellers through this district, connecting with routes to Sand and Odde on the west coast.

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  • PAPHOS, an ancient city and sanctuary on the west coast of Cyprus.

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  • Other species of this genus occur on the west coast of Africa.

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  • West Africa.-Cotton has long been grown in the various countries on the west coast of Africa, ginned by hand or by very primitive means, spun into yarn, and woven on simple looms into " country cloths "; these are often only a few inches wide, so that any large cloths have to be made by sewing the narrow strips together.

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  • Louis VII., who now appeared, was induced by this failure to take the long and circuitous route by the west coast of Asia Minor; but even so he had lost the majority of his troops when he reached the Holy Land in 1148.

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  • LOANGO, a region on the west coast of Africa, extending from the mouth of the Congo river in 6° S.

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  • On account of its sand reefs, the east coast has not so many harbours as the west coast.

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  • The principal minerals are rock phosphate and (recently more important) land and river pebble phosphate, found in scattered deposits in a belt on the " west coast " about 30 m.

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  • Meanwhile, in 1516, another Spaniard, Diego Miruelo, seems to have sailed for some distance along the west coast of the peninsula.

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  • It occupies a steep ridge jutting out from the west coast.

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  • On the west coast there is no place of any importance until reaching Anping (23° N.

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  • The west coast of the Red Sea was dotted with commercial stations of royal foundation from Arsinoe north of Suez to Arsinoe in the south near the straits of Bab-el-Mandeb.

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  • following the route of Hanno, along the west coast.

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  • Associated with it are Francesco Pizigano (1367-1373), Francesco de Cesanis (1421), Giacomo Giroldi (1422-1446), Andrea Bianco (43-44) Giovanni Leardo (1442-1452), Alvise Cadamosto, who was associated with the Portuguese explorers on the west coast of Africa (1454-1456) and whose Portolano was printed at Venice in 1490, and Fra Mauro (1457).

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  • Thus Pizigano's map of 1367 extends as far east as the Gulf of Persia, whilst the Medicean map of 1356 (at Florence) is remarkable on account of a fairly correct delineation of the Caspian, the Shari river in Africa, and the correct direction given to the west coast of India, which had already been pointed out in a letter of the friar Giovanni da Montecorvino of 1252.

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  • Of great value for cartographical work is a careful survey, carried out by American engineers (1897-1898), for a continental railway running along the west coast from Mexico to Chile.

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  • Legislative sanction was, however, given to the establishment of the Sierra Leone Company, for the colonization of a district on the west coast of Africa and the discouragement of the slave trade there.

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  • In 1831 and 1833 Great Britain entered into an arrangement with France for a mutual right of search within certain seas, to which most of the other powers acceded; and by the Ashburton treaty (1842) with the United States provision was made for the joint maintenance of squadrons on the west coast of Africa.

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  • Northwards and eastwards it extends through the Parry Islands and Grinnell Land to north Greenland, reaching on the west coast as far south as Melville Bay; and it also occurs at Sabine Island on the east coast.

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  • In Unst the high ground on the west coast consists of gneiss, which is followed eastward by schists of various kinds, then by a belt of serpentine, 2 m.

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  • The following is a list of the inhabited isles, proceeding from south to north; but it will be understood that they do not lie in a direct line, that several are practically on the same latitude, that the bulk are situated off the east and west coast of Mainland, and that two of them are distinctly outlying members of the group. The figures within brackets.

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  • , (25) lies off the west coast of Mainland, south of the two Burras.

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  • The cliffs on the west coast attain in the Sneug (Norse, Snjoog, "hill top") a height of 1272 ft.

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  • Greenland is a Danish colony, inasmuch as the west coast and also the southern east coast belong to the Danish crown.

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  • The south and west coast of Greenland was then re-discovered by John Davis in July 1585, though previous explorers, as Cortereal, Frobisher and others, had seen it, and at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century the work of Davis (1586-1588), Hudson (1610) and Baffin (1616) in the western seas afforded some knowledge of the west coast.

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  • Ikermiut Puisorr)ok the great ice-cap, or inland ice, which may be asserted to cover the whole of the interior of Greenland, has been prosecuted chiefly from the west coast.

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  • On the west coast there are also many great fjords.

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  • Along the west coast of Greenland the mountains are generally not quite so high, but even here peaks of 5000 and 6000 ft.

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  • The surface of the inland ice forms in a transverse section from the west to the east coast an extremely regular curve, almost approaching an arc of a wide circle, which along Nansen's route has its highest ridge somewhat nearer the east than the west coast.

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  • Steenstrup in several places on the west coast enclosed as smaller or larger nodules in the basalt.

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  • The climate of the east coast is on the whole considerably more arctic than that of the west coast on corresponding latitudes; the land is much more completely snowcovered, and the snow-line goes considerably lower.

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  • The whaling industry was formerly prolific off the west coast but decayed when the right whale nearly disappeared.

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  • Following the west coast northward, the trading centres are these: in the south inspectorate, Julianehaab, near which are remains of the early Norse settlements of Eric the Red and his companions (the Oster-Bygd); Frederikshaab, in which district are the cryolite mines of Ivigtut; Godthaab, the principal settlement of all, in the neighbourhood of which are also early Norse remains (the Vester-Bygd); Sukkertoppen, a most picturesque locality; and Holstenborg.

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  • The population fluctuates a good deal, owing, to some extent, to an immigration of natives from the east to the west coast.

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  • Other settlers followed and in a few years two colonies had been formed, one called Osterbygd in the present district of Julianehaab comprising later about 190 farms, and another called Vesterbygd farther north on the west coast in the present district of Godthaab, comprising later about 90 farms. Numerous ruins in the various fjords of these two districts indicate now where these colonies were.

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  • But somewhat later they have probably met with the Eskimo farther north on the west coast in the neighbourhood of Disco Bay, where the Norsemen went to catch seals, walrus, &c. The Norse colonists penetrated on these fishing expeditions at least to 73° N., where a small runic stone from the 14th century has been found.

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  • The settlements were called respectively Oster Bygd (or eastern settlement) and Vester (western) Bygd, both being now known to be on the south and west coast (in the districts of Julianehaab and Godthaab respectively), though for long the view was persistently held that the first was on the east coast, and numerous expeditions have been sent in search of these " lost colonies " and their imaginary survivors.

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  • Small islands, inhabited by a fishing population, fringe the west coast.

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  • After three days at sea the traders landed, possibly on the west coast of Gaul, and journeyed for twenty-eight days through a desert.

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  • Paterson, an English traveller, reached the river in its lower course, and in 1779 Paterson and Gordon journeyed along the west coast of the colony and explored the mouth of the river.

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  • Durban (Port Natal) is in regular communication with Europe via Cape Town and via Suez by several lines of steamers, the chief being the boats of the Union-Castle line, which sail from Southampton and follow the west coast route, those of the German East Africa line, which sail from Hamburg and go via the east coast route and those of the Austrian Lloyd from Trieste, also by the east coast route.

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  • The river Waikato, which reaches the west coast not far from Manukau Harbour near Auckland, here leaves the lake.

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  • Near the west coast of the island is the famous fountain of Arethusa.

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  • The magnificent scenery of the west coast of Pomona is commonly visited from Stromness.

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  • Chimpanzees, of which there appear to be at least two species, range through the tropical forest-zone of Africa from the west coast to Uganda.

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  • ACHILL (" Eagle"), the largest island off Ireland, separated from the Curraun peninsula of the west coast by the narrow Achill Sound.

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  • WANGANUI, the principal port on the west coast of North Island, New Zealand, in the Waitotara county, at the mouth of the Wanganui river, 134 m.

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  • There is much less moisture, and the flora is of a less tropical character than farther north; it has some Polynesian and New Zealand affinities, and on the west coast a partially Australian character; on the higher hills it is stunted; on the lower, however, there are fine .grass lands, and a scattered growth of niaulis (Melaleuca viridiflora), useful for its timber, bark and cajeput oil.

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  • The centres of population are Noumea (Numea), the capital, on a fine harbour of the west coast near the southern extremity of the island, with 7000 inhabitants; Bourail, an agricultural penitentiary (1800); La Foa, in the centre of the coffee plantations; Moindu, St Louis and St Vincent.

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  • It was long supposed that the apes encountered on an island off the west coast of Africa by Hanno, the Carthaginian, were gorillas, but in the XII.

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  • The great prosperity of south-west Arabia at this time was due in large measure to the fact that the trade from India with Egypt came there by sea and then went by land up the west coast.

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  • On the west coast of Arabia the influence of the kingdom of Yemen was felt in varying degree according to the strength of the rulers of that land.

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  • The opening of the overland route to India again brought the west coast of Arabia into importance.

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  • Leaving Hampton Roads on the 18th of August 1838, it Mopped at Madeira and Rio de Janeiro; visited Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Paumotu group of the Low Archipelago, the Samoan islands and New South Wales; from Sydney sailed into the Antarctic Ocean in December 1839 and reported the discovery of an Antarctic continent west of the Balleny islands; visited the Fiji and the Hawaiian islands in 1840, explored the west coast of the United States, including the Columbia river, San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento river, in 1841, and returned by way of the Philippine islands, the Sulu archipelago, Borneo, Singapore, Polynesia and the Cape of Good Hope, reaching New York on the 10th of June 1842.

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  • PERU (apparently from Biru, a small river on the west coast of Colombia, where Pizarro landed), a republic of the Pacific coast of South America, extending in a general N.N.W.-S.S.E.

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  • The absence of rain here is ascribed to the action of the lofty uplands of the Andes on the trade-wind, and to the influence of the cold Humboldt current sweeping northward along the west coast of the continent.

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  • Since 1570 seventy violently destructive earthquakes have been recorded on the west coast of South America, but the register is incomplete in its earlier part.

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  • extending from Panama to Valparaiso, and the (British) West Coast Cable Co., subsidiary to the Eastern Telegraph Co., with a cable between Callao and Valparaiso.

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  • Its harbour, one of the best on the west coast of South America, has been greatly improved by the port works begun under the administration of President Balta.

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  • The most plausible hypothesis is that men of this type are descendants of Korean colonists who, in prehistoric times, settled in the province of Izumo, on the west coast of Japan, having made their way thither from the Korean peninsula by the island of Oki, being carried by the cold current which flows along the eastern coast of Korea.

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  • CARLOFORTE, a town of Sardinia, in the province of Cagliari, the capital of the small island (6 by 5 m.) of San Pietro (anc. Accipitrum or `IEpaKovvf7vos) off the west coast of Sardinia.

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  • Having been redeemed by his order in 1596, he spent some years in mission work on the west coast of India, and it was not until 1603 that he again set out for Abyssinia, and landed at the port of Massawa.

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  • The almost total absence from Homer not only of "Dorians " but of " Ionians " and even of " Hellenes "leads to the conclusion that the diagrammatic genealogy of the " sons of Hellen " is of post-Homeric date; and that it originated as an attempt to classify the Doric, Ionic and Aeolic groups of Hellenic settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor, for here alone do the three names correspond to territorial, linguistic and political divisions.

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  • Victoria is connected with the mainland by cable, and is a favourite tourist resort for the whole west coast of North America.

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  • ARGUIN, an island (identified by some writers with Hanno's Cerne), off the west coast of Africa, a little south of Cape Blanco, in 20° 25' N., 16° 37' W.

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  • Maasin is the only place on the west coast of Leyte where a court of justice is held.

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  • Although drinkable, the water of the lake seems at times at least to be very slightly brackish, and it was supposed by some that no outlet existed until, in 1874, Lieutenant Cameron showed that the surplus water was discharged towards the upper Congo by the Lukuga river, about the middle of the west coast.

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  • At Mtowa, in 5° 43' S., the amount of shifting of the west coast was about 30 miles.

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  • Hull found a mean angle of slope of 13° to 14° for the edge of the continental shelf off the west coast of Europe, and off Cape Torinana (43° 4' N.) as much as 34°.

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  • Amongst the best known of the furrows of the continental shelf are the Cape Breton Deep, in the Bay of Biscay, the Hudson Furrow, southward of New York, the so-called Congo Canon, the Swatch of No Ground off the Ganges delta, the Bottomless Pit off the Niger delta, and numerous similar furrows on the west coast of North America and outside the fjords of Norway, Iceland and the west of Scotland, as well as in the.

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  • all soundings exceeding 4000 fathoms, occur in trenches, and there are only a few small trenches known (on the west coast of Central America) in which the maximum depth is less than 3000 fathoms. Jlost trenches are narrow, but of considerable length, and their steeper side is believed to be due in every case to a great fracture of the earth's crust..

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  • The " Challenger " expedition found it on the Agulhas Bank, do the eastern coasts of Australia, Japan, South America and on the west coast of Portugal.

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  • NEW PLYMOUTH, a municipality and seaport on the west coast of North Island, New Zealand, capital of the provincial district of Taranaki, 258 m.

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  • The tsetse fly (Glossing morsitans) infests several districts; the sand-flea has been imported from the west coast.

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  • A tramway also runs from the town over the Kloof, or pass between Table Mountain and the Lion's Head, to Camp's Bay, on the west coast south of Sea Point, to which place it is continued, the tramway thus completely circling the Lion's Head and Signal Hill.

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  • Meantime in 1903 the then Eastern province of the Uganda Protectorate had been transferred to the adjoining East Africa Protectorate, the new eastern boundary being the west coast of Lake Rudolf, the river Turkwel, the eastern flanks of Mt Elgon, the Sio River, and a line running south from the mouth of the Sio across Victoria Nyanza to 1° S.

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  • In a general way it may be said that on the west coast of New Guinea, from Cape Buru to the Louisiades, the sea is shallow, while on its steeper eastern side the water close in-shore is often too deep .Commerson Is.

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  • It is the most popular watering-place on the west coast of Wales, and possesses a pier, and a fine sea-front which stretches from Constitution Hill at the north end of the Marine Terrace to the mouth of the harbour.

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  • 'BERENICE, an ancient seaport of Egypt, on the west coast of the Red Sea, in 23° 56 N., 35° 34' E.

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  • MENTAWI, a chain of islands in the Dutch East Indies, off the west coast of Sumatra, between r° and 3° 30' S.

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  • Its height, 12,349 ft., is especially impressive when viewed from the sea off the west coast.

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  • The finest mountain gorge, the Otira, is also the chief route from the east to the west coast.

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  • Along the whole west coast the climate resembles nothing in the British Islands so much as Cork and Kerry, for there are the same wet gales from a western ocean, the same clouds gathering on the dripping sides of wild mountains, an equal absence of severe frosts and hot sunshine, and a rich and evergreen vegetation.

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  • There are extensive deposits of iron-sand on the west coast of the North Island, and of iron ore at Parapara in Nelson.

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  • COLOMBO, the capital and principal seaport of Ceylon, situated on the west coast of the island.

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  • from the west coast of the Malay Peninsula.

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  • The Gambia was one of the rivers passed by Hanno the Carthaginian in his famous voyage along the west coast of Africa.

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  • on the west coast of the peninsula, and to 6° 25' N.

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  • Tin-mining is a flourishing industry near Puket on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, and since 1905 much prospecting and some mining has been done on the east coast.

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  • The trade of the west coast is carried in British ships exclusively, that on the east coast by British and Siamese.

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  • inland from the Narrows; but on the west and south the hills fall gently to the Coastal Plain, which, occupying the greater part of the island, is broken only by low morainal ridges and terminates in salt marshes along much of the west coast.

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  • A certain number, too, of Arabic Christians, believers living on the west coast of India, the so-called Christians of St Thomas, and finally those belonging to places nearer the middle of Asia (Merv, Herat, Samarkand), remained in communion with the Nestorian church.

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  • The west coast is indented by two deep inlets, (t) the northernmost, the Gulf of Ismid (anc. Gulf of Astacus), penetrating between 40 and 50 m.

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  • On the west coast of South America the cold waters of the Humboldt or Peruvian Current corresponding to the Benguela Current of the South Atlantic, make their way northwards, ultimately joining the South Equatorial Current.

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  • In1522-1524various voyages of discovery were made on the west coast of America, partly in the hope of finding a strait connecting the two oceans to the region of the central isthmus.

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  • In1642-1643Abel Tasman, working from the east, discovered Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and the west coast of New Zealand, subsequently reaching the Tonga Islands.

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  • These ports are well served by a large number of foreign steamship companies, which give direct communication with the principal ports of the United States, Europe, and the west coast of South America, and the initiation of a Japanese line in 1908 also brings Mexico into direct communication with the far East.

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  • But at all times communication has been open from east Asia, and even the South Sea Islands, to the west coast of America.

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  • The two species are evergreen trees of large size, indigenous to the west coast of North America.

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  • THE HEBRIDES, or Western Isles, a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland.

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  • At the same time marine sedimentation was continued on the Pacific coast, but the faunas of the west coast and the interior bay are notably unlike, the latter being more like that of the coast north of the United States.

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  • On the west coast stood Posidonia, known under the Roman government as Paestum; below that came Elea or Velia, Pyxus, called by the Romans Buxentum, and Laus, near the frontier of the province towards Bruttium.

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  • He showed likewise an unwarranted scepticism in reference to the island of Cerne on the west coast of Africa, which without doubt the Carthaginians had long used as an emporium.

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  • As one advances northward the timber grows smaller and includes fewer species of trees, and finally the timber line is reached, near Churchill on the west coast of Hudson Bay and somewhat farther south on the Labrador side.

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  • On the west coast of the same island is a boiling lake, called Ponto, which deposits on its bed and round its shores black sand, consisting almost entirely of pure sulphur.

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  • Among the "identificationists" there are two schools, one placing the town at Polis on the west coast in the northern half of the island (Leake, Gladstone, &c.), and the other at Aeto on the isthmus.

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  • A branch of the Midland Great Western railway enters the county from Athlone, in the south-east, and runs north to Ballina and Killala on the coast, branches diverging from Claremorris to Ballinrobe, and from Manulla to Westport and Achill on the west coast.

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  • BAKU, a government of Russian Transcaucasia, stretching along the west coast of the Caspian Sea from 41° 50' to 38° 30' N.

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  • Most of them lie near the west coast or on the islands off this coast; and they are arranged in lines which run approximately from north to south, with, generally, a slight convexity towards the west.

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  • Missions were begun in Madras, at the Cape of Good Hope, in Australia, and on the west coast of Africa.

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  • It stands on the west coast of the southern peninsula of the island, near the southern extremity of the Macassar Strait, which separates Celebes from Borneo.

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  • AJACCIO, the capital of Corsica, on the west coast of the island, 210 m.

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  • Olympia thus became the centre of an amphictyony, or federal league under religious sanction, for the west coast of the Peloponnesus, as Delphi was for its neighbours in northern Greece.

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  • Torstensson, too, was unable to cross from Jutland to Fiinen for want of a fleet, and the Dutch auxiliary fleet which came to his assistance was defeated between the islands of Sylt and Rdnno on the west coast of Schleswig by the Danish admirals.

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  • One of these sub-species, merope, which ranges from the west coast to Victoria Nyanza, is polymorphic and occurs under three forms, namely (a) hippocoon, which mimics the Danaine Amauris niavius; (b) trophonius, which mimics the Danaine Limnas chrysippus; (c) planemoides, which mimics the Acraeine Planema poggei.

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  • Cryolite (A1F 3.5NaF) is a double fluoride of aluminium and sodium, which is scarcely known except on the west coast of Greenland.

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  • Receiving, however, but a cool reception from Macdonald of Boisdale, he set sail again and arrived at the bay of Lochnanuagh on the west coast of Inverness-shire.

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  • The coal has to be transported by railway via Solok to Padang (Emmahaven), a seaport on the west coast.

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  • They form the backbone of the island, and crop out on the surface at intervals along the mountain chain which runs parallel to the west coast.

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  • At the close of the Eocene period great eruptions of augite-andesite took place from two fissures which ran along the west coast.

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  • (2) The west coast.

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  • The mountain chain immediately overhanging it, the high temperature of the sea washing it,,the frequent thunderstorms to which it is subject, the moist atmosphere of its equatorial situation, and the shorter regime of the dry south-east wind are the principal causes of the heavier rainfall on the west coast.

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  • As regards education and the spread of Christianity among the natives, the west coast division is far in advance of the rest of the island.

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  • In the west coast lands European influence, fertile soil, comparatively good roads, agriculture, timber, and coalfields have created populous settlements on the coast at Padang (the capital of the west coast, with 35,158 inhabitants in 1897, of whom 1640 were Europeans), Priaman, Natal, Ayer Bangis, Siboga, Singkel, and also on the plateaus at Fort de Kock, Payokombo, &c. In the east coast lands it is only at the mouths of rivers - Palembang at the mouth of the Musi, with 53,000 inhabitants, and Medan in Deli, the residence of the highest civil and military officials of the east coast, in which a fine government house has been erected - that considerable centres of population are to be found.

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  • To the government of the west Coast belong the following islands: Simalu; Banyak Islands, a small limestone group, well wooded and sparsely peopled; Nias; Batu Islands (Pulu Pini, Tana Masa, Tana Bala, &c.);; Mentawi and Pegeh or Nassau Islands.

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  • Bang Kulon, " west coast ") lies along the west coast from the southern extremity of the west coast government to the southwestern end of the island.

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  • From the west coast and Palembang coffee is also exported, and from Deli, tobacco.

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  • In 1876 there was an expedition against Kota Jutan (east coast) and the emancipation of slaves was carried out on the west coast.

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  • Among the species of monkeys only one interests to any extent the fur trade, and that is the black monkey taken on the west coast of Africa (Colobus satanas).

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  • On the west coast it has no harbours, Madras having a mere open roadstead, but on the east there are many good ports, such as Akyab, Moulmein, Rangoon and Tavoy river.

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  • It grows luxuriantly in the south of Ireland, where it was introduced in 1798, and also flourishes on the west coast of Scotland, and is generally cultivated as an ornamental garden plant in Europe.

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  • The plain contains, however, a few districts of the Utmost fertility, particularly the tracts on the central Elbe, and the marsh lands on the west coast of Holstein and the north coast of Hanover, Oldenburg and East Frisia, which, within the last two centuries, the inhabitants have reclaimed from the sea by means of immense dikes.

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  • Dakar is a regular port of call for other French lines and for the Elder Dempster boats sailing between Liverpool and the West Coast of Africa.

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  • At various points on the east, north and west coasts there are evidences of a rise of the land having taken place within historical times, at Trapani on the west coast even within the r9th century.

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  • Carlo (whence there are diligences to Sciacca on the south coast) and another to Castelvetrano, Marsala and Trapani, going first almost as far as the south coast and then running first west and then north along the west coast.

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  • This even Sparta would not endure; Dionysius had to content himself with sending a fleet along the west coast of Italy, to carry off the wealth of the great temple of Caere.

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  • The mildness of its climate and the beauty of its situation have made it one of the most prosperous watering-places on the west coast.

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  • Several islands, none of great extent, lie off the west coast of Fiinen in the Little Belt; off the south, however, an archipelago is enclosed by the long narrow islands of Aerti (16 m.

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  • The upheaval of the country, a movement common to a large part of the Scandinavian peninsula, still continues, though slowly, north-east of a line drawn in a south-easterly direction from Nissumfjord on the west coast of Jutland, across the island of Fyen, a little south of the town of Nyborg.

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  • It is highest on the west coast of Jutland;.

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  • wind called skai prevails in May and June, and is exceedingly destructive to vegetation; while along the west coast of the peninsula similar effects are produced by a salt mist, which carries its influence from 15 t& 30 m.

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  • His capital, Jilolo, lay on the west coast on the first bay to the north of that of Dodinga.

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  • from the German frontier on the west coast of Jutland.

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  • The low shores on the west coast are frequently occupied by sanddunes, as on the western margin of North and South Uist, and in many bays from the north of Sutherland to the coast of Ayrshire.

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  • There occur also below the Lias on some parts of the west coast unfossiliferous red sandstones, conglomerates and breccias, presenting lithological resemblance to the Rhaetic group of England.

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  • Red sandstones and conglomerates, probably of the same age, attain a thickness of several hundred feet at Gruinard Bay on the west coast of the county of Ross and Cromarty.

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  • These rocks are found on the south and west coasts of Mull and on the west coast of Argyllshire.

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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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  • The favourable position occupied by Greenock in the third section is due to its preponderating share of the traffic with the west coast and the islands.

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  • Thus, except in the case of the west coast trade with the colonies, Scotland had reaped little commercial benefit from the Union, and the loss of business caused by the abolition of the parliament, and the rush of noble families to London, was severely felt in Edinburgh.

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  • Charles did not leave the field till all was lost; so much seems clear from Yorke's evidence; but the price on his head, and probably suspicions urged by some of his Irish officers, induced him to desert his army and hurry secretly to the west coast and the western isles.

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  • On the west coast the harbour of Ampanam is the most frequented, though, on account of heavy breakers, it is often difficult of approach.

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  • Their earliest halting place was probably the Malay Archipelago, where a few of their kin linger in the Mentawi Islands on the west coast of Sumatra.

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  • along the west coast as far as Cape Comorin, the southernmost point of the peninsula.

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  • A narrow isthmus separates Scala from the bay of Merika on the west coast.

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  • Immediately north of the Gulf of Guayaquil is the Bay of Santa Plena, with a small port of the same name, which has a good, well-sheltered anchorage and is the landing-place of the West Coast cable.

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  • The heat is modified at many points on the coast, however, by the cold Humboldt current which sweeps up the west coast of South America from the Antarctic seas.

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  • The city is provided with tramway and telephone services, the streets are lighted with gas and electricity, and telegraph communication with the outside world is maintained by means of the West Coast cable, which lands at the small port of Santa Elena, on the Pacific coast, about 65 m.

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  • VANCOUVER ISLAND, the largest of an archipelago of innumerable islands which fringes the Pacific coast of Canada, being at the same time the largest island on the west coast of North America.

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  • The west coast is much broken by bays and inlets - the transverse valleys of the sunken range - which penetrate far inland.

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  • The natives, the Haida people, constitute with little doubt the finest race, and that most advanced in the arts, of the entire west coast of North America.

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  • It must be observed also that amber is found in Friesland and on the west coast of Schleswig, as well as in the Baltic, though not in equal abundance.

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  • Geologically, its northern half is composed of Torridonian sandstone, with basalt at points between the West coast and the centre, of gabbro in the south-east, with a belt of gneissose rocks on its east seaboard and of quartz-porphyry in the south-west.

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  • Along the west coast ran the great road for traders and for the campaigns which have made the land famous.

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  • Cylindrical shell-beads similar to the wampum of the Atlantic coast Indians were made to some extent by the Indians of the west coast.

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  • The German portion of the peninsula is generally similar to that of western Jutland, the main difference lying in the occurrence of islands (the North Frisian) off the west coast in place of sand-bars and lagoons.

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  • In south India it is warmer on the west coast than on the east, and the maximum temperature is found round the headwaters of the Kistna.

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  • For more than a hundred years, from its acquisition in 1661 to the outbreak of the first IIahratti war in 1775, the British on the west coast possessed no territory outside the island of Bombay and their fortified factory at Surat.

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  • ANGOLA, the general name of the Portuguese possessions on the west coast of Africa south of the equator.

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  • The Portuguese established themselves on the west coast of Africa towards the close of the I 5th century.

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  • Cluny in the Grand Port (south-eastern) district has a mean annual rainfall of 145 in.; Albion on the west coast is the driest station, with a mean annual rainfall of 31 in.

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  • GOREE, an island off the west coast of Africa, forming part of the French colony of Senegal.

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  • On the west coast are the Caraballos Occidentales north from the Gulf of Lingayen and the Zambales southward from that gulf to Manila Bay.

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  • at Masinloc, on the west coast of central Luzon.

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  • Cotton, the cultivation of which was discouraged by the Spanish government as a means of increasing the cultivation of tobacco, is a very small crop, except in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur on the west coast of north Luzon; in 1902 there were in these provinces about 5525 acres of cotton.

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  • The west coast is often low and shelving, and abounds in mud-banks, and the tidal rise and fall is from 20 to 36 ft.

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  • from the east coast, cuts Korea nearly in half, reaching the sea on the west coast near Chemulpo; and, in spite of many serious rapids, is a valuable highway for commerce for over 150 miles.

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  • During the administration of Noel Ballay (1848-1902), governor of the colony 1890-1900, Konakry was transformed from a place of small importance to one of the chief ports on the west coast of Africa and a serious rival to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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  • The oldest rocks, consisting of slate, mica-schists and grits, which have been correlated with the metamorphic series of the eastern Highlands, form an incomplete ring round the granite in the north of the island and occupy the whole of the west coast from Loch Ranza south to Dougrie.

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  • At Corrie and the Cock of Arran they rest on Upper Carboniferous strata; in Ben Lister Glen, on the lower limestone group of the Carboniferous Limestone series; and on the west coast they repose on the Old Red Sandstone.

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  • Excluding some of alluvial formation at the mouths of many of the rivers, and others along the shore which owe their existence to volcanic upheaval, the principal islands are Banguey and Balambangan at the northern extremity, Labuan, a British colony off the west coast of the territory of North Borneo, and the Karimata Islands off the south-west coast.

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  • The greater part of the Chinese on the west coast are originally drawn from the boundaries of Kwang-tung and Kwang-si.

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  • The establishment of Dutch trading-posts on the west coast of Borneo dates from 1604, nine years after the first Dutch fleet, under Houtman, sailed from the Texel to dispute with the Portuguese the possession of the Eastern trade, and in 1608 Samuel Blommaert was appointed Dutch resident, or head factor, in Landak and Sukedana.

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  • On the west coast the mountain range, as already noted, runs parallel with the seashore at a distance from it of about 15 m.

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  • The other principal rivers of the west coast are the Kalias, Kimanis, Benoneh, Papar, Kinarut, Putatan, Inaman, Mengkabong, Tampasuk and Pandasan, none of which, however, is of any great importance as a means of communication.

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  • Of this total about three-fourths are found in the districts of the west coast.

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  • The seashore and the country bordering closely on the west coast are inhabited chiefly by Dusuns, by Kadayans, by Bajaus and Ilanuns - both Malayan tribes - and by Brunei Malays.

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  • The remainder which call for separate mention are Lahat Datu on Darvel Bay on the east coast; Kudat on Marudu Bay and Jesselton on Gaya Bay on the west coast.

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  • A railway of indifferent construction runs along the west coast from Jesselton to Weston on Brunei Bay, with a branch along the banks of the Padas to Tenom above the rapids.

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  • Sandakan is connected by telegraph with Mempakul on the west coast whence a cable runs to Labuan and so gives telegraphic communication with Singapore.

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  • The Roman Catholic mission maintains an orphanage, a church and school at Sandakan, and has missions among the Dusuns at several points on the west coast and in the Tambunan country.

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  • The main Nicaraguan cordillera, which flanks the depression on the east, has often been called the Cordillera de los Andes, from its supposed continuity with the mountain-chains of Panama and the west coast of South America.

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  • After some stay at Cairo, then probably the greatest city in the world (excluding China), and an unsuccessful attempt to reach Mecca from Aidhab on the west coast of the Red Sea, he visited Palestine, Aleppo and Damascus.

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  • On the west coast the climate is moderate, but the influence of the cold north winds is felt as far south as Smyrna, and the winter at that place is colder than in corresponding latitudes in Europe.

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  • On the west coast the ilex, plane, oak, valonia oak, and pine predominate.

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  • Rhodes became a great maritime republic, and much of the south and west coast belonged at one time or another to the Ptolemies of Egypt.

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  • SAFFI, or AsFI, a seaport on the west coast of Morocco, in 32° 20' N.

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  • wide at the narrowest point) from the west coast of Paros.

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  • After defending itself against the kingdom of Bosporus, and the native Scythians and Tauri, and even extending its power over the west coast of the peninsula, it was compelled to call in the aid of Mithradates VI.

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  • On the west coast north of Gothenburg are Stromstad, near the Norwegian frontier, and Uddevalla, on a deep inlet behind the island of Orust, 35 m.

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  • A West Coast cable also connects with Europe and North American states by way of Panama.

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  • Nineteen of the 54 steamers belonged to a subsidized national line whose West Coast service once extended to San Francisco, California, and a large part of the others belongs to a Lota coal-mining and copper-smelting company which employs them in carrying coal to the northern ports and bringing back, metallic ores for smelting.

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  • At one time Chile supplied Argentina and the entire West Coast as far north as California with wheat, but Argentina and California have become wheat producers and exporters, and Chile has been driven from all her old consuming markets.

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  • TERNATE, a small island in the Malay Archipelago, off the west coast of Halmahera, in o 48' N., 127° 19' E.

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  • It was one of the places at which the European traders on the west coast of Africa established stations in the r6th and 17th centuries.

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  • from Canton; and the west coast field, in the south-west.

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  • The coal from the two first-named fields is of an inferior quality, but that in the west coast field is of a more valuable kind.

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  • EPHESUS, an ancient Ionian city on the west coast of Asia Minor.

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  • SIERRA LEONE, a British colony and protectorate on the west coast of Africa.

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  • Here the sea has greatly eroded the normal regular, harbourless line of the west coast of Africa, forming bold capes and numerous inlets or estuaries.

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  • In 1866 Freetown was made the capital of the new general government set up for the British settlements on the West Coast of Africa (comprising Sierra Leone, Gambia, the Gold Coast and Lagos, each of which was to have a legislative council).

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  • Sailing from San Lucar in April 1538, he first went to Havana, his advanced base of operations; starting thence on the 12th of May 1539 he landed in the same month in Espiritu Santo Bay, on the west coast of the present state of Florida.

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  • On the west coast their southernmost settlement for a long period was Benguella, and the history of Angola had not until the last quarter of the 19th century any close connexion with that, of South Africa.

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  • It was not on the west coast only that Germany made efforts to secure a footing in South Africa.

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  • JURA (” deer island "), an island of the inner Hebrides, the fourth largest of the group, on the west coast of Argyllshire, Scotland.

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  • GREYMOUTH, a seaport of New Zealand, the principal port on the west coast of South Island, in Grey county.

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  • It is the only French possession on the west coast of India, and is in charge of a chef de service, subordinate to the governorgeneral at Pondicherry.

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  • Navarino), in ancient geography a town and bay on the west coast of Messenia, noted chiefly for the part it played in the Peloponnesian War.

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  • Thick Tertiary deposits, probably Miocene, overlie the middle portions of the west coast.

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  • Ecc. Latin) was based, according to Bede, on information received from Arculf, a French bishop, who, on his return from the Holy Land, was wrecked on the west coast of Britain, and was entertained for a time at Iona.

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  • In 1489 he took advantage of the break-up of the Bahmani power to establish himself as an independent sultan at Bijapur, his dominions including Goa on the west coast.

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  • Not much is known of the mandrill's habits in the wild state, nor of the exact limits of its geographical distribution; the specimens brought to Europe coming from the west coast of tropical Africa, from Guinea to the Gaboon.

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  • Along the west coast extends the "Marshland," a belt of rich alluvial soil formed by the deposits of the North Sea, and varying in breadth from 5 to 15 m.

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  • The numerous islands on the west coast probably formed part of the peninsula at no remote period, and the sea between them and the mainland is shallow and full of sandbanks.

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  • The oysters from the beds on the west coast of Schleswig are widely known under the misnomer of "Holstein natives."

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  • Among the Germans the prevalent tongue is Low German, but the North Frisians on the west coast of Schleswig and the North Sea islands (about 19,000 in all) still speak a Frisian dialect, which, however, is dying out.

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  • The government is divided into three assistant-residencies - the east coast, the west coast and Great Achin.

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  • Sailing round the west coast of Scotland he halted off Arran, where negotiations were opened.

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  • The west coast runs N.N.E.

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  • The west coast faces the Irish Sea, with a width varying from 45 to 130 m.

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  • The Pennine Chain has always separated the traffic from south to north into an east coast route through the Vale of York, and a west coast route by the Lancashire plain.

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  • The mean annual temperature diminishes very regularly from south-west to northeast, the west coast being warmer than the east, so that the mean temperature at the mouth of the Mersey is as high as that at the mouth of the Thames.

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  • The coasts are cooler than the centre of the country, but the west coast is much cooler than the east, modified continental conditions prevailing over the North Sea.

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  • The pressure at any given latitude is normally highest in the centre of the country and on the east coast, and lowest on the west coast.

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  • Main line - Rugby, Crewe, Warrington, Preston, Carlisle; forming, with the Caledonian system, the " West Coast " route to Scotland.

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  • A fish of special importance to the west coast fisheries is the hake.

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  • It is situated on the west coast of Istria, and possesses an interesting cathedral, built on the summit of the promontory Monte di Sant' Eufemia.

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  • Banana, close to the mouth of the Congo and Banana Point, possesses one of the best natural harbours on the west coast of Africa, and is capable of sheltering vessels of the largest tonnage.

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  • As these lie generally near the east coast, it follows that the rivers of the west coast are the longer.

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  • He was in North America in 1755, on the coast of France in 1756, was detached on a cruise to reduce the French settlements on the west coast of Africa in 1758, and his ship the "Torbay" (74) was the first to get into action in the battle of Quiberon in 1759.

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  • The genus is confined to certain localities in Damaraland and adjoining territory on the west coast of tropical South Africa.

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  • Of the small islands close to Mahe the chief are St Anne and Cerf, off the east, and Conception and Therese off the west coast.

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  • The sardines of the west coast of France, which are tinned in oil for export, are immature fish of the same stock as those taken on the coasts of Cornwall; they are 5 to 71 in.

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  • from the west coast and 36 m.

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  • Proceeding up the west coast of Tanganyika, he reached Ujiji on the 14th of March 1869, "a ruckle of bones."

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  • Walfish Bay on the west coast north of the Orange river is a detached part of Cape Colony.

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  • On the west coast the current runs northwards.

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  • Nevertheless, the west coast north of the Olifants river is practically rainless and there is great difference between day and night temperatures, this part of the coast sharing the characteristics of the interior plateau.

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  • A line, unconnected with any other in the colony, runs from Port Nolloth on the west coast to the O'okiep copper mines (92 m.).

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  • Simon's Town, which is on the east side of the peninsula, is the headquarters of the Cape and West Coast naval squadron.

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  • A navigable channel extends in an irregular curve from the bay of Hoi-how (Hai-K`ow) in the north to Tan-chow on the west coast.

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  • In the earliest times of which any record remains the greater part of the west coast of India was occupied by Dravidian tribes, living under their kings in fortified villages, carrying on the simpler arts of life, and holding a faith in which the propitiation of spirits and demons played the chief part.

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  • Later still the settlement of Brahmans along the west coast had already Aryanized the country in religion, and to some extent in language, before the Persian conquest of the Indus valley at the close of the 6th century B.C. The Persian dominion did not long survive; and the march of Alexander the Great down the Indus paved the way for Chandragupta and the Maurya, empire.

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  • Under them the Konkan and the coast farther south were governed by chiefs of the Silahara family, whose rule is mainly notable for the revival of trade with the Persian Gulf and, doubtless as a result of this, the arrival in 775 on the west coast of a number of Parsee refugees, who found, in a country where three religions were already equally honoured, the toleration denied to them in Mussulman Persia.

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  • The red clay covers a nearly square area in the eastern part of the basin bounded on two sides by the Sunda Islands and the west coast of Australia, as well as two strips extending east and west from the southern margin of the square along the south of Australia and nearly to Madagascar.

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  • On the west coast of Madagascar and on the banks of the African coast south of 30° 5., reaction currents or "backdrifts" move in the opposite direction along the flanks of the Agulhas current; these back-drifts are of great importance to navigation.

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  • The west wind drift sends a stream northwards along the west coast of Australia, the West Australia current, the homologue of the Benguela current in the South Atlantic. The principal feature in the circulation in the depths of the Indian Ocean is a slow movement of Antarctic water northwards along the bottom to take the place of that removed from the surface by evaporation, and by currents in the lower latitudes.

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  • CHIOS, an island on the west coast of Asia Minor, called by the Greeks Chios (Xios, 'v r i Xio) and by the Turks Saki Adasi; the soft pronunciation of X before c in modern Greek, approximating to sh, caused Xio to be Italianized as Scio.

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  • On the west coast there is a monastery of great wealth with a church founded by Constantine IX.

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  • Sir Garnet Wolseley triumphed over the difficulties which the climate of the west coast of Africa imposes on Europeans, and brought a troublesome contest with the Ashantis to a successful conclusion.

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  • He likewise conquered the Portuguese possessions of St George del Mina and St Thomas on the west coast of Africa.

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  • The main chain continues to run in an east-south-east direction, but traverses the peninsula, the west coast meanwhile turning almost due south.

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  • Shortly afterwards she married Sweyn, and easily persuaded her warlike husband to unite with Olaf, king of Sweden, against Olaf Trygvessdn, who fell in the famous sea-fight off Svolde (1000) on the west coast of Riigen, after a heroic resistance immortalized by the sagas, whereupon the confederates divided his kingdom between them.

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  • On the occasion of outbreaks the fine ashes are scattered over a large portion of the island, and sometimes carried far across the Atlantic. After the eruption of Katla in 1625 the ashes were blown as far as Bergen in Norway, and when Askja was in eruption in 1875 a rain of ashes fell on the west coast of Norway II hours 40 minutes, and at Stockholm 15 hours, afterwards.

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  • On the west coast it is less, e.g.

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  • The whole of this coast is wild and beautiful, and may be compared with the west coast of Scotland and even that of Norway, though it has a strong individuality distinct from either; and though for long little known to travellers, it now possesses a number of small watering-places, and is in many parts accessible by railway.

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  • Other Irishmen seeking remote places wherein to lead the lives of anchorites, studded the numerous islands on the west coast of Scotland with their little buildings.

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  • Patrai), the chief fortified seaport town on the west coast of Greece, and chief town of the province of Achaea and Elis, on a gulf of the same name, 70 m.

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  • On the west coast the " ananzi " or spider takes the place of the mantis insect among the Bushmen.

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  • on the west coast.

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  • The area between the east and west coast highlands, which north of 17° N.

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  • Of the remaining rivers of the Atlantic basin the Orange, in the extreme south, brings the drainage from the Drakensberg on the opposite side of the continent, while the Kunene, Kwanza, Ogowe and Sanaga drain the west coast highlands of the southern limb; the Volta, Komoe, Bandama, Gambia and Senegal the highlands of the western limb.

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  • Of the rivers flowing to the Indian Ocean the only one draining any large part of the interior plateaus is the Zambezi, whose western branches rise in the west coast highlands.

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  • Some unfossiliferous conglomerates, sandstones and dolomites in South Africa and on the west coast are considered to belong to the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian formations, but merely from their occurrence beneath strata yielding Devonian fossils.

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  • On the west coast Cretaceous rocks extend continuously from Mogador to Cape Blanco.

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  • During the period in question there is considerable archaeological evidence for intercourse between the west coast of Norway and the regions south of the North Sea, and it is worth noting that this seems to have come to an end early in the 9th century.

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  • Besides the Frisians discussed above there is a people called North Frisians, who inhabit the west coast of Schleswig.

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  • Its range in Spain embraces the whole of the southern half of tile table-land, ~eruit the greater part of the Ebro valley, and a small strip on the west coast of Gahcia.

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  • Some English merchants had violated the shadowy claim of Spain to the whole west coast of America by founding a settlement at Nootka Sound.

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  • There are four other towns - on the west coast Gouyave, or Charlotte Town, and 4 m.

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  • (I) by the maritime countries of the west coast of Africa, (2) by the basin of the Congo, and (3) by the equatorial lakes, and E.

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  • Bayldon, R.N.R., who made many observations while on voyages through the Pacific Ocean between Australia and the west coast of North America.

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  • The town of Bhaunagar is situated on the west coast of the gulf of Cambay.

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  • It formerly included the whole of northern Borneo and southern Palawan, and stretched down the west coast as far as Sambas.

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  • Explorations were then undertaken down the west coast of South America, in which Pizarro, though left for months with but thirteen followers on a small island without ship or stores, persisted till he had coasted as far as about 9° S.

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  • But Platylepas bissexlobata (De Blainville), from the west coast of Africa, is sometimes found entirely buried, except its operculum, in the skin of the manatee.

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  • Proceeding northward along the west coast the most conspicuous headlands are Rocky Point, Point Hibbs and Cape Sorell, which stands at the entrance of Macquarie Harbour, the deep inlet receiving the waters of the river Gordon King's I.

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  • The west coast terminates at Cape Grim, opposite which are the group known by the name of Hunter's Islands.

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  • The Mount Lyell schists which underlie the West Coast Range, and the quartzites of Port Davey on the western coast, have also been regarded as Archean.

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  • The Devonian system is best represented by the massive conglomerates and quartzites, which form the West Coast Range extending from Mount Lyell on Macquarie Harbour, through Mounts Jukes, Owen, Lyell, Murchison and Geikie, to Mount Black.

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  • Strahan on the west coast has also a considerable trade.

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  • The most northerly limit of the penguins' range in the Atlantic is Tristan d'Acunha, and in the Indian Ocean Amsterdam Island, but they also occur off the Cape of Good Hope and along the coast of Australia, as well as on the south and east of New Zealand, while in the Pacific one species at least extends along the west coast of South America and to the Galapagos; but north of the equator none are found.

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  • The discovery of great Pampean mammals in the Pleistocene beds of that region shows that this upheaval of the latter is very recent, for in the heart of the Cordillera, as well as on the west coast of Bolivia and Peru, there have been discovered, in very recent deposits, the remains of some mammals which cannot have crossed the high range as it now exists.

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  • PORT SUDAN, a town and harbour on the west coast of the Red Sea, in 19° 37' N.

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  • Education was not neglected, a trading company was established, and colonies were founded on the west coast of Africa.

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  • Of the numerous considerable islands which lie north-east, east and south of Celebes (those off the west coast are few and small), the chief are prolongations of the four great peninsulas - the Sangir and Talaut islands off the north-east, the Banggai and Sula off the east, Wuna and Buton off the south-east, and Saleyer off the south.

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  • annually; the latter has a greater rainfall, 157 in., brought by the north-western monsoon, and of which the west coast receives a much larger share than the east.

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  • Our company was supposed to correlate this information and feed it on to a west coast company that would condense and analyze the reports.

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  • It was too early to contact the west coast contingent so my first call was to Merrill Cooms.

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  • The conversation drifted to clothing—Cynthia's search for an appropriate wedding dress for the mother of the groom, and Jennifer's west coast dress shop.

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  • While the bulk of Martha's bones remained in an unknown West Coast landfill, the tiny digit was found in Brandon Westlake's pocket.

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  • The cost of being carried back to England in an air ambulance from the US West Coast is around £ 40,000!

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  • The south west coast has a very mild climate due to the warm air of the Gulf Stream.

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  • The entire North west coast of Scotland had ground to a halt.

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  • Most tourists visit peninsula Malaysia with the west coast offering more in the way of creature comforts.

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  • In July 1644, a small band of Irish confederates, led by Alasdair MacColla MacDonald, landed on the west coast of Scotland.

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  • This traditional stone-built croft is to be found in the beautiful village of Scourie on the wild north west coast of Scotland.

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  • cuttlefish bones have also started washing up on west coast beaches in large numbers.

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  • distilleryde for the whiskey enthusiast covers the distilleries of the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland.

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  • dramatic vertical coral cliffs of more than 800 meters are the defining feature of many dive sites along the west coast.

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  • On December 26th 2004 a massive earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale struck off the west coast of Indonesia.

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  • The West Coast Mainline has become the biggest fiasco in the short history of rail privatization.

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  • Records of prehistoric tsunamis for the Pacific West Coast of Canada and USA prior to 1700 AD are extremely fragmentary.

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  • Off the west coast of Sardinia a heavy north-westerly gale was encountered, against which was impossible to make headway.

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  • Planting a tree in the West Coast of Africa among the people in their colorful, traditional garb.

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  • haddock fishery, is wedged between the west coast of the peninsula and the mainland of Lewis.

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  • hooded mergansers is semi-resident on the west coast ).

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  • On the other hand, other West Coast ideologues have embraced the laissez-faire ideology of their erstwhile conservative enemy.

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  • ill-gotten gains on Scotland's west coast.

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  • An amazing blend of old time Americana, psychedelic rock jams & that entire West Coast guitar band feel.

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  • This year marks the silver jubilee of the South West Coast Path.

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  • king salmon on the west coast.

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  • Tillamook Oregon Fishing Vaccation - Tillamook Bay has been a consistent producers of big king salmon on the west coast.

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  • He departed from St John's in Newfoundland, finally making landfall on the west coast of Ireland 76 days later.

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  • landfall on the west coast of Ireland 76 days later.

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  • Agates may also be found in the tertiary basalt lavas of some areas on the west coast.

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  • loch Broom Nr Ullapool This is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland.

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  • It's that West Coast beat maestro Daedelus again teamed up with MF Doom on ' Impeding Doom ' .

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  • Further up by March Farm, a bridge over the west coast mainline reveals the former road once again.

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  • Railtrack announce they wish to shut down the entire west coast mainline for the next three summers.

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  • massive earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale struck off the west coast of Indonesia.

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  • The editors add that half the population of hooded mergansers is semi-resident on the west coast ).

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  • Britain's greatest soldier, Lord Kitchener, died on the cruiser HMS Hampshire, sunk by mines off Orkney's west coast in 1916.

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  • The southwest monsoon is a gentler affair, bringing frequent rainfall to the west coast from July to September.

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  • With the exception of parts of the West coast of Scotland, otters are generally nocturnal.

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  • oratory are many small oratories round the West Coast where chiefs and clansmen were wont to pray before and after voyaging.

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  • The East coast is marked by fine coral reefs, whilst the west coast offers dramatic drift diving through granite outcrops.

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  • panorama of the limestone peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range on the west coast never fails to impress.

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  • peninsula on the west coast of Turkey opposite Chios.

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  • Only 2 hours away is the famously picturesque Eilean Donan Castle which is well worth a trip to the west coast.

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  • This at times sounds like Gregorian plainchant crossed with West Coast psychadelia.

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  • resort on the West coast of Somerset.

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  • Small seaside resort on the West coast of Somerset.

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  • seaside resort on the West coast of Somerset.

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  • situated in the village of Pirnmill on the west coast.

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  • south west coast has a very mild climate due to the warm air of the Gulf Stream.

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  • spinner dolphin, which inhabit the west coast of Pemba.

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  • stretch of coast, the South West Coast Path here makes for great walks.

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  • tents on campsites situated on or near the beach on the west coast of France.

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  • torpedoed by German U-boats off the west coast of neutral Ireland.

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  • Most of the population live in crofting townships on the west coast.

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  • Tropea has some of the best trattorias on the south west coast.

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  • Other West Coast systems fared less well and are still underperforming against the long term average.

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  • upwelling area near the West coast of Vancouver Is and BC's north coast.

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  • The date and west coast location are consistent with natural vagrancy from North America.

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  • wetter conditions at the west coast of tropical South America.

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  • There is no evidence to show that the Hernici ever spoke a really different dialect from the Latins; but one or two glosses indicate that they had certain peculiarities of vocabulary, such as might be expected among folk who clung to their local customs. Their name, however, with its Co-termination, classes them along with the Co-tribes, like the Volsci, who would seem to have been earlier inhabitants of the west coast of Italy, rather than with the tribes whose names were formed with the No-suffix.

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  • In historic times it was applied to the inhabitants of (I) Attica, where some believed the Ionians to have originated; (2) parts of Euboea; (3) the Cycladic islands, except Melos and Thera; (4) a section of the west coast of Asia Minor, from the gulf of Smyrna to that of Iasus (see Ionia); (5) colonies from ' any of the foregoing, notably in Thrace, Propontis and Pontus in the west, and in Egypt (Naucratis, Daphnae); some authorities have found traces of an ancient Ionian population in (6) north-eastern Peloponnese.

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  • STAVANGER, a seaport of Norway, capital of Stavanger amt (county), on the west coast in 59° N.

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  • The conclusion suggested is that these -COtribes occupied the centre and west coast of Italy at the time of the Etruscan invasion (see Etruria: Language); whereas the -NOtribes only reached this part of Italy, or at least only became dominant there, long after the Etruscans had settled in the Peninsula.

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  • The remainder of the south 4 and west coast from 124° E.

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  • On the west coast no true lode has yet been discovered, though the vast alluvial deposits of tin found there seem to make such a discovery probable in the future.

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  • Examples of these plates are erected on the west coast of England, where in the winter fierce gales often occur; a pressure of 30 lb per sq.

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  • He was in the service of Muhammad Tughluk, ruler of Delhi, about eight years, and was sent on an embassy to China, in the course of which the ambassadors sailed down the west coast of India to Calicut, and then visited the Maldive Islands and Ceylon.

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  • Dirk Hartog had been on the west coast in latitude 26° 30' S.

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  • In 1697 the Dutch captain Vlamingh landed on the west coast of Australia, then called New Holland, in 31° 43' S., and named the Swan river from the black swans he discovered there.

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  • NIAS, the largest island in the chain off the west coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, lying about 1° N., 97° 30' E.

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  • Severe remittents (pernicious or bilious remittents) approximate to the type of yellow fever, which is conventionally limited to epidemic outbreaks in western longitudes and on the west coast of Africa.

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  • LOANGO, a region on the west coast of Africa, extending from the mouth of the Congo river in 6° S.

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  • On the west coast there is no place of any importance until reaching Anping (23° N.

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  • But somewhat later they have probably met with the Eskimo farther north on the west coast in the neighbourhood of Disco Bay, where the Norsemen went to catch seals, walrus, &c. The Norse colonists penetrated on these fishing expeditions at least to 73° N., where a small runic stone from the 14th century has been found.

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