Caribees


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An•til•les

(ænˈtɪl iz)

n.pl.
a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees).
An•til′le•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Caribees - a group of islands in the southeastern West IndiesCaribees - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Barbados - easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
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In July of that year he was named Royal Governor of the "Caribees": Barbados, St.
A stay in Venezuela provided material for Fombombo (1923), Red Sand (1924), Strange Moon (1929), and Clues of the Caribees (1929).
The first, Moon of the Caribees, shows the crew of the tramp steamer Glencairn swilling rum and wenching; in The Long Voyage Home a sailor is shanghaied in a Cardiff bar just as he is about to return home to Sweden; and in In the Zone the reproachful letters of a lost sweetheart show us the terrible price that can be exacted by Demon Rum.