Tierra del Fuego


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Ti·er·ra del Fue·go

 (tē-ĕr′ə dĕl fwā′gō, tyĕr′rä dĕl fwĕ′gō)
An archipelago off southern South America separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. The main island, also called Tierra del Fuego, is divided between Chile and Argentina. Smaller islands of the archipelago are administered individually by the two countries.

Tierra del Fuego

(Spanish ˈtjɛrra ðɛl ˈfweɣo)
n
(Placename) an archipelago at the S extremity of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: the west and south belong to Chile, the east to Argentina. Area: 73 643 sq km (28 434 sq miles)

Tier•ra del Fue•go

(tiˈɛr ə dɛl ˈfweɪ goʊ)
n.
a group of islands at the S tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: jointly owned by Argentina and Chile; boundary disputed. 27,476 sq. mi. (71,165 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tierra del Fuego - an archipelago off southern South AmericaTierra del Fuego - an archipelago off southern South America; separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan; islands are administered by Chile and by Argentina
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Translations
Feuerland

Tierra del Fuego

[tiˌɛərədɛlˈfweɪgəʊ] nTerre f de Feutie tack n (US)épingle f de cravatetie-up [ˈtaɪʌp] n (= connection) → lien m

Tierra del Fuego

[tɪˌɛrədɛlˈfweɪgəʊ] nTerra del Fuoco
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The object of the expedition was to complete the survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under Captain King in 1826 to 1830, -- to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and of some islands in the Pacific -- and to carry a chain of chronometrical measurements round the World.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
Horner's researches have rendered it in some degree probable that man sufficiently civilized to have manufactured pottery existed in the valley of the Nile thirteen or fourteen thousand years ago; and who will pretend to say how long before these ancient periods, savages, like those of Tierra del Fuego or Australia, who possess a semi-domestic dog, may not have existed in Egypt?
Darwin, the naturalist, says of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego, that while his own party, who were well clothed and sitting close to a fire, were far from too warm, these naked savages, who were farther off, were observed, to his great surprise, "to be streaming with perspiration at undergoing such a roasting.
Locals had vowed to cook Clarkson on a barbecue and the crew and their police escort came under attack as they tried to leave Tierra del Fuego.
The excursion to islands along the channel, mainly to observe breeding seabird colonies, is one of the main tourist attractions for people visiting Tierra del Fuego.
The Chercan 1 well is the first of approximately 21 exploratory wells to be drilled on the Flamenco, Campanario and Isla Norte Blocks in Tierra del Fuego as part of an approximately US$100 million investment program by GeoPark during the First Exploration Period.
Authorities in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province denied entry to two Bermuda-flagged cruise ships that sought to dock in Ushuaia, in incidents linked to the political dispute over the Falkland Islands, reports CNN (Feb.
Expected to reach the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile on Sunday as part of Leg 5 of the 39,000 nautical miles round-the-world race, Khalid, an Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew member, is only too aware of the daunting task ahead.
In the past 10 years, he has led expeditions to unclimbed peaks in the Cordillera Darwin in Tierra del Fuego, Wrangell St-Elias ranges on the Alaskan-Yukon border and eastern Greenland.
In contrast, Tierra del Fuego (520-550S), located in southernmost South America, was intermittently joined to the Patagonian mainland until c.
Winter in Fireland: A Patagonian Sailing Adventure recounts the sailing journey of author Nicholas Coghlan and his wife Jenny aboard their 27 foot sailboat, Bosun Bird, from Cape Townthrough the winter waters of the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, dancing along edges of Tierra del Fuego (Fireland).