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 (krăk′ə-tou′, krä′kə-) or Kra·ka·to·a (-tō′ə)
A volcanic island of Indonesia between Sumatra and Java. An explosive eruption in August 1883 destroyed most of the island and caused a tsunami that killed more than 36,000 people.
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(ˌkrɑːkəˈtəʊə; ˌkrækəˈtəʊə) or


(Placename) a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau"). Also called: Rakata
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Noun1.Krakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and SumatraKrakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
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A gigantic eruption, like that of Krakatoa a few years ago, with the accompanying earthquakes, tidal waves, and clouds of volcanic dust, changes the face of the surrounding landscape beyond recognition, bringing down the high lands, elevating the low, making fair lakes where deserts had been, and deserts where green prairies had smiled before.
JADE Goody didn't watch Krakatoa. She said she wasn't interested in a show about Wa yne Rooney's metatarsal.
1 Rupert Penry-Jones stars in Krakatoa: The Last Days.
Some of the names of the clubs in the Sunday Cup over the years include Bird in Hand, Boars Head Trotters, Esh Winning, Fareham Town Centipedes, Jumbo's XI, Krakatoa, Newbiggin Dolphin and from Merseyside, Pineapple.
KRAKATOA is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
This conference was the Tory's Krakatoa. I noticed there wasn't a single mention helping the low-waged, rendering their 'making work pay' motto useless.
Indonesia has sounded an extreme weather warning till December 27 and has asked the people to beware of lightning, landslides, and floods due to heavy rains and the continued eruption of the volcanic Mount Anak Krakatoa. ( ANI )
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The lucky winners were Carry Shanks of Adelaide, aboard Rager, and CYCA Director Rod Skellet on his new 30'yacht, Krakatoa. Perhaps the use of the Citroen will console skipper Rod Skellet, who had to retire from his first attempt at the Sydney to Hobart.
The models suggest that the drop in sea level caused by the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, which lofted a comparable amount of aerosols as Krakatoa did, lasted only a decade or so.--S.P.
When the volcano Krakatoa erupted in the 1880's the world climate was adversely affected for years.