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In·dies

 (ĭn′dēz)

Indies

(ˈɪndɪz)
n
1. (Placename) the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
2. (Placename) See East Indies
3. (Placename) See West Indies

West′ In′dies


n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) Also called the Indies. an archipelago in the N Atlantic between North and South America, comprising the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahamas.
2. Federation of. Also called West′ In′dies Federa′tion. a former federation (1958–62) of the British islands in the Caribbean, comprising Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, and the Windward and Leeward island colonies.
West′ In′dian, n., adj.
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I had seen many regions, and had shed much blood in different lands, before duty called me to the islands of the West Indies.
He's learned his trade well, among the pirates in the West Indies.
That is to say," cried Marianne contemptuously, "he has told you, that in the East Indies the climate is hot, and the mosquitoes are troublesome.
Presently the words Jamaica, Kingston, Spanish Town, indicated the West Indies as his residence; and it was with no little surprise I gathered, ere long, that he had there first seen and become acquainted with Mr.
And he stared hard at the object of discourse, as one might do at a strange repulsive animal: a centipede from the Indies, for instance, which curiosity leads one to examine in spite of the aversion it raises.
Vanstone, telling him that I should leave England at the end of February, and that the nature of the business which took me away afforded little hope of my getting back from the West Indies before June.
I forget now where they chiefly went, but I think there were some among them that made voyages both to the East and West Indies.
I think I shall trade," said he, leaning back in his chair, "to the East Indies, for silks, shawls, spices, dyes, drugs, and precious woods.
She was at the boarding of the viceroy of the Indies out of Goa, she was; and to look at her you would think she was a babby.
I was surgeon successively in two ships, and made several voyages, for six years, to the East and West Indies, by which I got some addition to my fortune.
Now the Sultan of the Indies, curious to see a young prince with such strange tastes, sent an ambassador to my father, laden with rich presents, and a warm invitation to visit his court.
I embarked in March, 1622, in the same fleet with the Count Vidigueira, on whom the king had conferred the viceroyship of the Indies, then vacant by the resignation of Alfonso Noronha, whose unsuccessful voyage in the foregoing year had been the occasion of the loss of Ormus, which being by the miscarriage of that fleet deprived of the succours necessary for its defence, was taken by the Persians and English.