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 (nē′vĭs, nĕv′ĭs)
One of the Leeward Islands of the eastern West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Sighted by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1628 and is now part of St. Kitts and Nevis.
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1. (Placename) an island in the Caribbean, part of St Kitts-Nevis; the volcanic cone of Nevis Peak, which rises to 1002 m (3287 ft), lies in the centre of the island. Capital: Charlestown. Pop: 11 181 (2001. Area: 129 sq km (50 sq miles)
2. (Placename) See Ben Nevis
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(ˈni vɪs, ˈnɛv ɪs)

one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 9,428; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
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Noun1.Nevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-NevisNevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
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ENPNewswire-August 8, 2019--FOUR SEASONS RESORT NEVIS AND SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY CONTINUE SEA TURTLE RESEARCH IN NEVIS; Celebrating 13 years of sea turtle conservation with the help of the Nevisian community
I hope there's a (sic) old Nevisian comedian ready to moan about how Charlestown won't 'really be a Nevisian town any more.' Goddamn immigrants."
"I hope there's an old Nevisian comedian ready to moan about how Charlestown won't really be a Nevisian town anymore.
There's never a shortage of evening entertainment in Nevis - why not join the friendly and genuine locals to toast spectacular sunsets with their signature Nevisian Killer Bee rum punch.
Moore, Nevisian Cyril Briggs, and Dutch Guianese Otto Huiswoud held privileged positions in the Caribbean but found themselves raced in New York.
and second, one that recognizes the creative and positive possibilities of sexuality despite the seemingly overwhelming obstacles that Nevisian girls face" (p.
The brother to July Stakes winner Nevisian Ladshowed chased Godolphin's expensive purchase Landowner right to the line.
notable winners: Acclamation (Gr2), Mister Cosmi (Gr2), Majestic Missile (Gr3), Nevisian Lad (Gr2), Peak To Creek (Gr3), Take A Bow (Gr3), Ticker Tape (American Invitational Oaks-Gr1, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.-Gr1), Moth Ball (Gr3), Tremar (Gr3), Crime Scene (Gr3), Lovelace (Gr2), Whatsthescript (Gr2), Battle Of Hastings (Gr2), Finjaan (Gr3), Please Sing (Gr2), Habaayib (Gr3).
While the island of Nevis is know for its upscale appeal with luxury accommodations and fine dining, travelers on a budget can experience an authentic Nevisian experience full of history, culture and adventure for less than $100.
The ages of those in the squad range from 18-year-old Nevisian opening batsman Kieran Powell to 37-year-old John Eugene.