desert island


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desert island

n
(Physical Geography) a small remote tropical island
Translations
opuštěný ostrov
øde ø
autio saariautiosaari
pusti otok
lakatlan sziget
無人島
무인도
samoten otok
öde ö
เกาะที่ไม่มีคนอาศัยอยู่
đảo hoang

desert island

desert island

[ˌdɛzətˈaɪlənd] nisola deserta

desert island

جَزِيرَةٌ اِسْتِوائِيَّةٌ غَيْرُ مَأْهُولَة opuštěný ostrov øde ø einsame Insel ερημονήσι isla desierta autio saari île déserte pusti otok isola deserta 無人島 무인도 onbewoond eiland øde øy bezludna wyspa ilha deserta необитаемый остров öde ö เกาะที่ไม่มีคนอาศัยอยู่ ıssız ada đảo hoang 荒岛
References in classic literature ?
He listened with great interest to a new story of Philip's about a man who had a very bad wound in his foot, and cried out so dreadfully with the pain that his friends could bear with him no longer, but put him ashore on a desert island, with nothing but some wonderful poisoned arrows to kill animals with for food.
Hermod told her straight and plain that he would not do so, at which the Queen grew terribly angry, and said that in that case neither should he have Hadvor, for she would now lay this spell on him, that he should go to a desert island and there be a lion by day and a man by night.
A COMFORTABLY-APPOINTED, WELL-DRAINED DESERT ISLAND, NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN PREFERRED.
He belonged to Bagdad, and joined my ship at Balsora, but by mischance he was left behind upon a desert island where we had landed to fill up our water-casks, and it was not until four hours later that he was missed.
A man who has been three years biting his nails on a desert island, Jim, can't expect to appear as sane as you or me.
Professor, I had set up my workshops upon a desert island in the ocean.
I wonder if I could write on a desert island, with the certainty that no eyes but mine would ever see what I had written.
Some of the young men had found two inscriptions, in English, over a place where two unfortunate mariners had been buried in this desert island.
If it came to being wrecked on a desert island, I'd prefer Von Blix.
The one exception was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island of solitary penal disgrace.
There was so much of this nightmare sense of extension and expansion that he was strangely surprised to come to his desert island so soon.
I believe if two women were cast together upon a desert island, they would spend each day arguing the respective merits of sea-shells and birds' eggs considered as trimmings, and would have a new fashion in fig-leaves every month.