Line Islands


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Line Islands

 (līn)
A group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii and astride the equator. Several of the islands were formerly part of the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony and are now part of Kiribati; three others are administered by the United States.
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Line Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of coral islands in the central Pacific, including Tabuaeran, Teraina, and Kiritimati: part of Kiribati, with Palmyra and Jarvis administered by the US
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Line′ Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of 11 coral atolls in the central Pacific, S of Hawaii: eight of the islands belong to Kiribati, and three to the U.S.
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References in classic literature ?
We went up and down the Line Islands, first, until Dad was heartsick.
We blackbirded from the New Hebrides and the Line Islands over to the westward clear through the Louisades, New Britain, New Ireland, and New Hanover.
Christmas Island in the northern Line Islands, which is part of the Republic of Kiribati, was named by British Captain James Cook who visited it on Christmas Eve in 1777.
Larger populations are not always affected by such deviations from the theoretical time zone The most extreme deviation was created by Kiribati's decision to realign the zone for the line Islands with the same date as its territory, meaning that the sparsely populated islands follow the same time as Hawai'i but are one day ahead as the 'easternmost land' with the earliest time zone (GMT +14 hours).
On two atolls in the Northern Line Islands in the Pacific, McCauley eased as close as he could to one bumphead at a time and recorded what it ate and pooped as long as he could keep it in sight.
1896-1897 (Forel 1901) India 1902 (Forel 1903) Easter Island 1916-1917 (Wheeler 1922) Marquesas Islands 1927 (Seifert 2003) Society Islands 1928 (Seifert 2003) Line Islands, Kiribati 1934 (Wheeler 1936) Mariana Islands 1946 (Clouse 2007) FS Micronesia 1950 (Clouse 2007) Japan 1952 (Seifert 2003) Palau 1952 (Clouse 2007) Line Islands, US 1952 (Clouse 2007) Indonesia 1959 (J.L.
palmyra from neuston tows taken offshore of Palmyra Atoll in the Line Islands. They also noted the existence of an additional series of specimens from Pagan Island, in the Northern Mariana Islands, that appeared to conform to this same species concept, but declined to include the Pagan specimens as paratypes given the 5,850 km distance between the two collecting localities.
hispidus, in order west to east, from the Red Sea to the Line Islands in the Pacific.
<span style="color: #000000;">Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean atoll in the northern Line Islands and part of the <a title="Kiribati" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati">Republic of Kiribati</a>.
The three main groupings are the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, and Line Islands. In 1995 Kiribati unilaterally moved the International Date Line to include its easternmost islands, making it the same day throughout the country.
The areas, including Rose Atoll on American Samoa, the Line Islands in the Central Pacific, and portions of the northern Marianas, have long been U.S.