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 (flôr′ĭs, -ēz)
An island of eastern Indonesia in the Lesser Sundas on the Flores Sea, between the eastern end of the Java Sea and the western end of the Banda Sea south of Sulawesi. The island came under Dutch influence in the 1600s, although the Portuguese held the eastern end until 1851.


1. (Placename) an island in Indonesia, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between the Flores Sea and the Savu Sea: mountainous, with active volcanoes and unexplored forests. Chief town: Ende. Area: 17 150 sq km (6622 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island in the Atlantic, the westernmost of the Azores. Chief town: Santa Cruz. Area: 142 sq km (55 sq miles)


(ˈflɔr ɪs, -iz, ˈfloʊr- for 2; Port. ˈflɔ rɪʃ for 3 )

1. one of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, separated from Sulawesi by the Flores Sea. ab. 200,000 with adjacent islands; 7753 sq. mi. (20,080 sq. km).
2. the westernmost island of the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 55 sq. mi. (142 sq. km).
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Finally we stood to sea and bore away for San Miguel, and Flores shortly became a dome of mud again and sank down among the mists, and disappeared.
Flores said the team was conducting an inventory of the contraband.
Readers of international poetry will recognize homes that Flores built in other sorts of space, the kinds of homes he shares with Pierre Reverdy, Rene Char, Paul Klee, John Cage, and an array of other writers, artists, and musicians who elicited his admiration.
In his latest appeal, filed to the state's high court about two weeks ago, his attorneys argued that Flores should get a new trial because the linchpin of the state's original case was based on the "fundamentally flawed" hypnosis of Black's neighbor Jill Bargainer, who testified as an eyewitness in Flores' trial.
People who knew him here gave accounts about the kind of person Flores was.
Percolating since October 2013, the Flores corruption scandal took a show-stopping turn on May 6 when a judge in San Salvador issued a warrant for the ex-president's arrest.
Flores will fill her mother's trustee position on the Quad/ Graphics Votilig Trust, which has majority voting control for Quad/Graphics.
When Flores was a child, the only thing that could calm him was the rhythm and beat of music.
Flores alleges, on one occasion-in a scene right out of "Legally Blonde"-"She was wearing a white lace, see-through dress.
In response to the alleged bomb scare, the captain of the Amsterdam flight diverted to Shannon, where Flores was arrested by local gardai.
Since then Ms Flores has been in and out of courts in an effort to get her daughter back.
It was my first day on the job as a New Mexico State Police officer, and Flores was to be my coach officer for the coming months.