Formosa


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For·mo·sa

 (fôr-mō′sə)
See Taiwan.

Formosa

(fɔːˈməʊsə)
n
(Placename) the former name of Taiwan

For•mo•sa

(fɔrˈmoʊ sə)

n.
the former name of Taiwan.
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Noun1.Formosa - an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China SeaFormosa - an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
South China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
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Now, from the South and West the Pequod was drawing nigh to Formosa and the Bashee Isles, between which lies one of the tropical outlets from the China waters into the Pacific.
The Tankadere entered the Straits of Fo-Kien, which separate the island of Formosa from the Chinese coast, in the small hours of the night, and crossed the Tropic of Cancer.
1922, and in seven bloody months Manchuria, Korea, and Formosa were taken away from her and she was hurled back, bankrupt, to stifle in her tiny, crowded islands.
A cross swell had set in from the direction of Formosa Channel about ten o'clock, without disturbing these passengers much, because the Nan-Shan, with her flat bottom, rolling chocks on bilges, and great breadth of beam, had the reputation of an exceptionally steady ship in a sea-way.
towards the island of Formosa, as much afraid of being seen by a Dutch or English merchant ship as a Dutch or English merchant ship in the Mediterranean is of an Algerine man- of-war.
as if we would go to the Manillas or the Philippine Islands; and this we did that we might not fall into the way of any of the European ships; and then we steered north, till we came to the latitude of 22 degrees 30 seconds, by which means we made the island of Formosa directly, where we came to an anchor, in order to get water and fresh provisions, which the people there, who are very courteous in their manners, supplied us with willingly, and dealt very fairly and punctually with us in all their agreements and bargains.
Bureau of Land Management with regard to the Formosa mine 25 miles southeast of Roseburg.
1, 2012 (CENS) -- With land reclamation for the construction of its steel plant in Vietnam going smoothly, Formosa Plastics Group will kick off first-stage construction in February 2013, aiming to activate the plant at the end of 2014, according to the group.
ABC Hong Kong Branch was the issuer of the RMB-denominated Formosa bond.
PET Capacity Share, %, 2011 35Figure 15: Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, PET Capacity Split, the US and Rest of the World,%, 2011 43Figure 16: The US, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, PET Capacity Share, %, 2011 44Figure 17: Formosa Plastics Group, PET Capacity Split, the US and Rest of the World,%, 2011 52Figure 18: The US, Formosa Plastics Group, PET Capacity Share, %, 2011 53Figure 19: M&G Poliester SA, PET Capacity Split, the US and Rest of the World,%, 2011 61Figure 20: The US, M&G Poliester SA, PET Capacity Share, %, 2011 62
Then there's the Formosa mine, a site so polluted that it impresses even regulators in the big mining states of Montana and Nevada.
FPC owns a 25 percent stake in the venture, while another FPG unit, Formosa Heavy Industry Corp, also owns 25 percent, with Chinese investors having the remaining 50 percent.