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Falk·land Islands

 (fôk′lənd, fôlk′-) In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēs′läs mäl-vē′näs)
A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.

Falkland Islands

(ˈfɔːlklənd)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long laid claim to the islands, on 2 April 1982; recaptured by a British expeditionary force on 14 June 1982. Chief town: Stanley. Pop: 3140 (2008 est). Area: about 12 200 sq km (4700 sq miles). Spanish name: Islas Malvinas

Falk′land Is′lands

(ˈfɔk lənd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the S W Atlantic, E of Argentina, constituting a self-governing British colony. 2374; 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). Cap.: Stanley. Spanish, Islas Malvinas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Falkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of ArgentinaFalkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Translations
Falklandinseln
Falklandinsaaret
îles FalklandMalouines
Falkland-szigetek
Falklandsøyene
FalklandyMalwiny
Falklandsöarna
Falkland Adaları

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] NPL(Islas fpl) Malvinas fpl

Falkland Islands

, Falklands
plFalklandinseln pl

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] npl the Falkland Islands or Falklandsle isole fpl Falkland, le isole Malvine
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When the last heights of the Falklands had disappeared from the horizon, the Nautilus sank to between twenty and twenty-five yards, and followed the American coast.
Towards evening it approached the Falkland group, the rough summits of which I recognised the following day.
He drifted away aimlessly in the direction of the shrubbery, with the part hanging open in his hand -- the most incapable of Falklands, and the most helpless of mankind.
If you will come here -- with papa's permission -- after tea, my views on the subject of Falkland will be at your disposal.
The next difficulty is to make Frank conceive the part of Falkland.
The clock on the mantel-piece pointed to half-past eleven before Lucy the resolute permitted Falkland the helpless to shut up his task-book for the night.
Accordingly, when Frank presented himself at Combe-Raven on the eventful morning, there stood Miss Garth, prepared -- in the interpolated character of Argus -- to accompany Lucy and Falkland to the scene of trial.
The rat and mouse cannot be considered as domestic animals, but they have been transported by man to many parts of the world, and now have a far wider range than any other rodent, living free under the cold climate of Faroe in the north and of the Falklands in the south, and on many islands in the torrid zones.
The Beagle was at the Falklands only during the summer, but the officers of the Adventure, who were there in the winter, mention many extraordinary instances of the boldness and rapacity of these birds.
Differently from the Polyborus Brasiliensis and Chimango, it has found its way to the Falkland Islands.
In total more than 1,840 Falklands heroes have sought assistance from Combat Stress, which is treating them at a rate of three a week.
Daniel Filmus, Buenos Aires' minister for the Malvinas, as it refers to the Falklands, was quoted as saying: "The new exploration efforts to try to find hydrocarbons in the area carry a huge environmental risk.