Sandwich Islands


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Sandwich Islands

Sandwich Islands

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(Placename) the former name of Hawaii

Hawai′ian Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Pacific; 2090 mi. (3370 km) SW of San Francisco: includes the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe, and other islands and islets. Formerly, Sandwich Islands.
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Noun1.Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central PacificSandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Island, Hawaii - the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
Kahoolawe, Kahoolawe Island - an island of south-central Hawaii
Kauai, Kauai Island - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Lanai, Lanai Island - an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
Maui, Maui Island - the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Molokai, Molokai Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)
Nihau, Nihau Island - the most northwestern Hawaiian island (beyond Kauai)
Oahu, Oahu Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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The frigate passed at some distance from the Marquesas and the Sandwich Islands, crossed the tropic of Cancer, and made for the China Seas.
I may here state, and on my faith as an honest man, that though more than three years have elapsed since I left this same identical vessel, she still continues; in the Pacific, and but a few days since I saw her reported in the papers as having touched at the Sandwich Islands previous to going on the coast of Japan.
The Vesuvius of today is a very poor affair compared to the mighty volcano of Kilauea, in the Sandwich Islands, but I am glad I visited it.
In this way they would consume the summer, and when autumn came on, would run down to the Sandwich Islands and winter in some friendly and plentiful harbor.
We did not know what scrambled eggs were, and we fancied that it must be some Red Indian or Sandwich Islands sort of dish that required dances and incantations for its proper cooking.
Haughty English, lively French, sober Germans, handsome Spaniards, ugly Russians, meek Jews, free-and-easy Americans, all drive, sit, or saunter here, chatting over the news, and criticzing the latest celebrity who has arrived--Ristori or Dickens, Victor Emmanuel or the Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
Thirdly: Some eighteen or twenty years ago Commodore J then commanding an American sloop-of-war of the first class, happened to be dining with a party of whaling captains, on board a Nantucket ship in the harbor of Oahu, Sandwich Islands.
As well as the existing marine protected areas around the british indian ocean territory and south georgia and the south sandwich islands, the uk government recently announced the designation of a no-take mpa around pitcairn, a sustainable use mpa around st helena, a roadmap to determine the location of a no-take mpa across at least half of ascensions maritime zone by 2019 and a regime to protect the waters across tristan da cunhas entire maritime zone by 2020.
He undertook the swim to urge the government to protect South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic, which supports wildlife including seals, penguins, sea birds and blue whales.
Environmentalists are urging the United Kingdom to establish the South Sandwich Islands on the edge of Antarctica as a sanctuary to protect one of the earth's last wilderness areas.
The space between A-68 and Larsen C is widening and researchers expect that the berg will stay close to the continent while traveling northeast toward the south Sandwich Islands, (http://www.
Argentina and the UK went to war over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic - the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.