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Bo·nin Islands

 (bō′nĭn)
An archipelago of volcanic islands in the western Pacific Ocean south of Japan. The islands formed a major Japanese military stronghold in World War II.

Bonin Islands

(ˈbəʊnɪn)
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(Placename) a group of 27 volcanic islands in the W Pacific: occupied by the US after World War II; returned to Japan in 1968. Largest island: Chichijima. Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles). Japanese name: Ogasawara Gunto

Bo′nin Is′lands

(ˈboʊ nɪn)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Pacific, SE of and belonging to Japan: under U.S. administration 1945–68. 40 sq. mi. (104 sq. km).
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There was nothing to drink on the Sophie Sutherland, and we had fifty-one days of glorious sailing, taking the southern passage in the north-east trades to Bonin Islands.
We completed our run across the Pacific, lifted the volcanic peaks, jungle-clad, of the Bonin Islands, sailed in among the reefs to the land-locked harbour, and let our anchor rumble down where lay a score or more of sea-gypsies like ourselves.
And the foregoing is a sample of the ten days I spent in the Bonin Islands.
I might have seen and healthily enjoyed a whole lot more of the Bonin Islands, if I had done what I ought to have done.
New Zealand possesses two bats found nowhere else in the world: Norfolk Island, the Viti Archipelago, the Bonin Islands, the Caroline and Marianne Archipelagoes, and Mauritius, all possess their peculiar bats.
Arne von Bonin as new member of the Executive Board.
She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Bonin of Webster.
When Bonin pulled the nose up, the plane stalled, according to the report.
Jean-Louis Bonin admitted the trauma of losing his son Pierre-Cedric and daughter-in-law Isabelle was still raw.
Patchy habitat arrangement is actually not a bad thing and it can actually promote diversity," ABC science quoted lead author of the study, marine ecologist Dr Mary Bonin, of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, as saying.
Dubois, who was 10 minutes into a routine break, returned as co-pilots Pierre-Cedric Bonin and David Robert struggled with the plane.
com)-- Jeremy Bonin, lead architect and principal partner of Bonin Architects, New London, New Hampshire, was named as one of New Hampshire Union Leader's "40 Under Forty", an annual honors program that highlights some of the state's best, brightest, and youngest individuals.