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Chí·os

 (kī′ŏs′, -ōs′, kē′-, KHē′ôs)
An island of Greece in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Turkey. It was noted in antiquity for its school of epic poets.
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Chios

(ˈkiːɒs; -əʊs)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
Modern Greek name: Khíos
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Chi•os

(ˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-)

n.
a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 53,942; 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
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Noun1.Chios - an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of TurkeyChios - an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Later on Menelaus joined us at Lesbos, and found us making up our minds about our course--for we did not know whether to go outside Chios by the island of Psyra, keeping this to our left, or inside Chios, over against the stormy headland of Mimas.
Aim, therefore, at no less than all the world; Aim at the highest; without the highest attained, Will be for thee no sitting, or not long, On David's throne, be prophesied what will." To whom the Son of God, unmoved, replied:-- "Nor doth this grandeur and majestic shew Of luxury, though called magnificence, More than of arms before, allure mine eye, Much less my mind; though thou should'st add to tell Their sumptuous gluttonies, and gorgeous feasts On citron tables or Atlantic stone (For I have also heard, perhaps have read), Their wines of Setia, Cales, and Falerne, Chios and Crete, and how they quaff in gold, Crystal, and myrrhine cups, imbossed with gems And studs of pearl--to me should'st tell, who thirst And hunger still.
Lovely as the Greek girls of Cyprus or Chios, Mercedes boasted the same bright flashing eyes of jet, and ripe, round, coral lips.
Mastic grows in abundance on the Greek island of Chios and its resin has been reputed to have powerful curative properties.
Three Greek entrepreneurs opened "Sakiz Adasi" (island of Chios) cafe and shop in the Aegean city of Izmir two years ago, which has become a meeting point for Turkish and Greek people.
Moria, Vial, Vathy--"hotspots" on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios, and Samos--have come to symbolize the European Union's increasingly restrictive approach to "managing the undesirables" (Agier, 2010, p.
"Mastic trees only grow here, on Chios - creating a beer with mastic was an absolute must for us."
The trip is called 'From the Islands of Pearls to the Island of Mastic' as Chios is renowned for its Mastic in a similar manner to how Bahrain is well known for its pearls.
271 migrants arrived in Lesbos from Turkey with five separate boats, and another 80 reached the shores of Chios island, according to official data.
More than 15,000 migrants and refugees remain stuck on Lesbos, Chios, and three other islands, most staying in severely overcrowded camps.
On a pair dubbed Chios, layers of opaque silicon coins, connected by gold thread, recall the gradient scale of blue hues visible in the temperate body of water.